STEAL AWAY: THE LIVING HISTORY OF HARRIET TUBMAN

Genre: Kids
by Rick Balian, directed by Melody Brooks

Using puppets and live actors, award-winning writer Rick Balian tells the story of one of America's greatest heroines—from her youth as a slave to her service on the Underground Railroad and her continuing efforts to help others in need throughout her lifetime. A native of Auburn, New York (where Harriet lived until her death) Balian's research for the play included dozens of interviews with Harriet's descendents and the curator of the Harriet Tubman home.

Steal Away is part of NPT's World Voices Program, which offers fables and folktales from different cultures for young audiences and their families. After the 30-minute performance, children will get to meet Harriet and learn about how Negro spirituals were actually used as coded messages for slaves escaping to freedom. They also get to learn two of the songs, and sing along with Harriet. The presentation concludes with an introduction to the puppets, who join the actors in the audience and interact directly with the kids!
Open:   02/04/06
Close:   03/11/06

Schedule:
Saturdays at 11:30am
Theater:   Workshop Theater
Address:   312 West 36th Street
New York, NY
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(Take the 1, 2, 3, A, C, E trains to 34th Street)

Cost:$10.00, $8.00 for children under 12 or Call: at 212-695-4173