Posted April 16, 2009
Exciting news! A play that I’ve written, titled Freedom’s Light: A Stop Along the Underground Railroad, will be performed at the French Creek Reservation of the Lorain County Metro Parks and directed by TrueNorth Cultural Arts.
Freedom’s Light: A Stop Along the Underground Railroad is a play of hope and freedom. In the days leading up to the Civil War, helping slaves escape to freedom became increasingly dangerous – especially in Northern Ohio. Only the bravest of conductors on the Underground Railroad continued defying federal orders to stop helping slaves – and Robbins and Eliza Burrell of Sheffield Village, Ohio were two of those daring conductors who refused to stop.
Federal marshals raided their home countless times, yet they were never caught. No one knows how they evaded detection – but Freedom’s Light: a Stop Along the Underground Railroad suggests one possible way as it shares the story of Nellie as she courageously flees slavery so that her baby could live in freedom.
The play will be held from May 1 through 17th, with Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances starting at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday performances starting at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online. Or, call 1-800-LCM-PARK.
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