Freedom Train

State Theatre Presents the Theatreworks USA Production

Freedom Train

Sun ยท March 18, 2018

Doors: 2:00 pm / Show: 3:00 pm

$8.00 - $15.00

This event is all ages

Part of The Tompkins Trust Company and CSP Management Family Series and is sponsored by Northeast Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine and Greater Ithaca Activites Center

Freedom Train
Freedom Train
Harriet Tubman was born a slave, but when she was 25 she made her perilous escape from a Maryland plantation, leaving her family behind. Pursued by dogs and relentless slave catchers, she followed an escape route laid out by Quakers -- secret hiding places in churches, barns, cellars and homes.

The escape route that Harriet followed soon became known as the Underground Railroad, and she quickly became one of its most celebrated 'conductors.' Up creek beds, through swamps, over hills in the dark of night, on 19 secret trips Harriet Tubman guided more than 300 slaves, including her aged parents, to freedom. "I never run my train off the track," she said, "and I never lost a passenger."

Freedom Train tells the thrilling story of Harriet Tubman, the Moses of her people, in a fascinating series of highly theatrical scenes that use dance, dialogue, and music of the period. Songs include "Follow the Drinking Gourd," "Steal Away," "Wade in the Water," "Good News, the Chariot's A-comin'," and many others still sung today. Freedom Train is the story of self-sacrifice, dedication and survival, laced with warmth and a sense of humor that celebrates the human spirit -- a universal story for all.

(One hour in length, recommended for grades 3 - 9) Curriculum Connections: Communication and Language Arts, Music, Relationships & Family, Social Studies.
Venue Information:
State Theatre of Ithaca
107 West State St.
Ithaca, NY, 14850
http://www.stateofithaca.com/