A Box Marked Freedom at the Publick Playhouse, Feb 10-11

A Box Marked Freedom at the Publick Playhouse, Feb 10-11

Prince George’s Publick Playhouse

Midweek Matinee
Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at 10:15 am & 12 noon
Wednesday, February 11, 2015, at 10:15 am & 12 noon

One Noble Journey: A Box Marked Freedom

Henry “Box” Brown was an African American born into slavery in 1816 Virginia. As a child, his family was torn apart. The same thing happened again years later, when Brown’s wife and children were wrenched away. That devastation was his breaking point, spurring him on to devise an ingenious plan to escape the fierce oppression of slavery. Sealed in a wooden box, he shipped himself to friends and freedom in Philadelphia. This engrossing drama by Mike Wiley Productions of North Carolina epitomizes the courage, creativity, and resourcefulness people can find within themselves. Curriculum Connections: American history, social studies, language arts, theatre arts
Recommended for grades 3 and up Tickets: $8; $6/groups of 20 or more
Artwork illustrated and donated by Kent Barton

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