2018-02-10 / News

Play highlights Underground RR

Celebrate Black History Month at the Person County Public Library on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 4 p.m., as Bright Star Touring Theatre performs “Heroes of the Underground Railroad.”

The Asheville-based professional touring theatre company has received nation-wide acclaim as it traveled from the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati across America.

The 45-minute show is an inspiring exploration of the lives and work of notable abolitionists and slaves from America’s Underground Railroad. The show provides a fundamental, historical context of the time period, while recreating the lives and work of several prominent and nearly forgotten heroes.

Harriet Tubman, Levi Coffin, Henry ‘Box’ Brown, John Parker and Frederick Douglass are just some of the figures brought to life within the play.

Best appreciated by visitors aged secondgrade through adult, “Heroes of the Underground Railroad” seeks to inspire young audiences with the stories of everyday Americans who stood up for their beliefs and worked to make our world a better place.

Bright Star Touring Theatre program was made possible by the North Carolina Arts Council – a division of the Department of Cultural Resources – with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and from the Friends of the Person County Public Library.

For information, contact the library at 336-597-7881 or stop by the box office at 319 S. Main St. Roxboro.

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