NORFOLK -- To mark Black History Month, the Hurrah Players present Freedom Train, a Theatreworks USA musical based on the life of Harriet Tubman.
Born a slave, she was 25 she made her perilous escape from a Maryland plantation, leaving her family behind. Pursued by dogs and relentless slave catchers, she followed an escape route laid out by Quakers - secret hiding places in churches, barns, cellars and homes.
That route became known as the Underground Railroad. Up creek beds, through swamps, over hills in the dark of night, on 19 secret trips Harriet Tubman guided more than 300 slaves, including her aged parents, to freedom.
Performances are Friday through Sunday at The Perry Family Theatre in downtown Norfolk.
FREEDOM TRAIN PERFORMANCES:
Perry Family Theater, 485 St. Pauls Blvd.
Friday, February 15: 7:00 pm
Saturday, February 16: 3:00 pm
Sunday February 17: 3:00 pm
Tickets: $15 for children age 12 and under, $20 for adults
For tickets or more information, go to the Hurrah Players website or call 757-627-5437.