Sometimes the best way to teach is to show, not tell. Freedom Train follows the real story of Harriet Tubman, a slave off a Maryland plantation, who left her home at 25 years old to follow the Underground Railroad to freedom. Once she obtained her freedom, she went back to help others navigate the creek beds, hills and swamps that lead to barns, houses, cellars and churches which made up the Underground Railroad.
During the one hour performance, Harriet tells her story about how she, and subsequently other slaves, escaped in a fascinating series of highly theatrical scenes that use dance, dialogue, and music of the period. One of the great details about this show is the ability to suppliment the performance with a Freedom Train Study Guide. This helps students connect the stories of Black History Month in a way that is multi-faceted rather than a single theaterical performance.
Additionally, groups are invited to enter the Freedom Train essay contest for a chance to win a $100, $50 or $25 Youth Savings Account sponsored by People’s Bank, Munster, IN.
This is a show, running from January 14 through January 18, for children in third grade and older. The Theatre at the Center is located at 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, IN. It's an easy drive from the Chicagoland area. For more information visit http://www.theatreatthecenter.com/about.asp or call219-836-3255
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