For more information on the educational touring program, please contact Education Director Sharon Miles at 601-948-3533, ext. 232 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
*This show is best suited to middle and high school audiences. Oh Freedom! The Story of the Underground Railroad will be available for touring beginning September 26, 2017. Study Guide provided.
The greatest collaboration against racism in American history, before the Civil Rights Movement, was the Underground Railroad. People of all ethnic backgrounds, of both sexes, and from North and South came together to resist the oppression of slavery by helping escaped slaves make their way to free territory in the years before the Civil War. Oh Freedom! The Story of the Underground Railroad celebrates these alliances by combining the many stories with songs of the period. Famous participants like Harriet Tubman and Harriet Beecher Stowe are represented as well as lesser known heroes of the movement like John Rankin, whose house on a hill was a beacon for freedom; the mysterious “Peg Leg” Joe who moved among the plantations teaching slaves to escape and “Follow the Drinking Gourd,” a song designed to show them the way; and Henry “Box” Brown who had himself put in a box and mailed to freedom. The production will encourage student audience participation in the singing of traditional spiritual, “Oh, Freedom.” The story inspires all to work together for the good of all as it celebrates a time when Americans were at their courageous best, supporting one another—regardless of background, ethnicity or gender—in the cause to extend to all Americans our greatest, most inalienable right: freedom.
The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County is the original short story that made Mark Twain famous. In this lively leaping stage adaptation the classic story comes to life as we explore the themes of honesty, transparency, and following the golden rule. Jim Smiley has built quite the reputation as a betting man. He will bet on everything from a horse race to a chicken race and anything in between. If you let him, before you know it he will have you gambling with the very shoes on your feet! What happens when Jim’s “good luck” comes abruptly to an end? Audiences will experience first-hand the importance of being honest, showing kindness, and a gentle reminder to treat others the way you would like to be treated.
*This show is best suited for middle school and high school audiences.
Julius Caesar tells the tale of the fall of one of Rome’s greatest leaders. It is a political drama of the mighty brought low, but it is also a deeply personal tale of seduction and betrayal. As the play opens, Julius Caesar returns in triumph from a civil war. Even Caesar’s closest friends, fear this means the end of democracy in Rome. The crowds demand that Caesar be made a king. But crowds are often fickle, and there are many who think themselves clever enough to sway them. In the end, all audience members are invited to judge who indeed was “the noblest Roman of them all.”
Available for performances beginning January 30, 2018. Study Guide provided.
The Professional Acting Intern Company will tour Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar in the Spring of 2018. Contact Education Director Sharon Miles at 601-948-3533, ext 232 or email@example.com.