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Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line To Freedom

  • Irondale Center 85 S Oxford Street Brooklyn, NY 11217 US (map)

Music and libretto by Nkeiru Okoye

To be presented as part of the Irondale Ensemble Project's and America Opera Project's Lines of Freedom Festival this February and March at Irondale Center in Brooklyn, NY.

Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Freedom is a two-act theatrical work that tells of how a young girl born in slavery, becomes Harriet Tubman, the legendary Underground Railroad Conductor. Based on recent Tubman biographies, the story is narrated and told in the context of Tubman's tight-knit family of lively characters. Harriet Tubman carries the universal themes of sisterhood, courage, sacrifice and doing what is necessary to keep a family together. Moreover, it is a heartwarming tale of two sisters vowing that nothing but death will separate them, despite the slavery threatening to tear them apart. 

Four Shows:

2/21 - 7:30PM

2/22 - 3:00PM

2/27 - 7:30PM

3/1 - 7:30PM

Performance: Robert Ross


Earlier Event: February 10
Learning Arts: Malone School District
Later Event: March 13
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