2hr. (1 intermission)
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
This play mixes historical figures such as Abraham Lincoln, John Brown, Frederick Douglass, and slavery advocate Stephen A. Douglas in their own words with the fictional story of two slaves seeking freedom in 1859 by heading north. About 20 actors bring this full-length play, written and directed by Marvalee Peart, to life. Witness some of our nation's greatest speeches woven into a powerful story in which audiences see action, romance, cruelty, courage, and the debate about and reality of slavery just before the war that ended it through emancipation.