☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ – …all eight actors are together on stage…The group forms a chorus that powerfully affirms each member’s testimony.”
– Byron Woods, INDY Week (read the full review here)
…shot through with heartrending and throat-tightening moments.”
-Roy C. Dicks, The News & Observer (read the full review here)
The talented actors give voice to histories simultaneously harrowing and inspiring.”
– Kate Dobbs Ariail, CVNC (read the full review here)
LET THEM BE HEARD
Original adaptations of excerpts from Works Progress Administration’s Slave Narrative Project
Edited and directed by G. Todd Buker
March 7 – 9 & 14 – 16, 2014
Performances at 8:00p March 7, 8, 14, 15
Performances at 3:00p March 9 & 16
300-G East Main St.
Bare Theatre brings the critically-acclaimed Let Them Be Heard series to The ArtsCenter in Carrboro for the very first time. The program features live performance adaptations of documented accounts of slavery and its aftermath contained in the Works Progress Administration’s Slave Narrative Project.
This special extended production will feature narratives performed in Bare Theatre’s 2012, 2013, and 2014 performances of Let Them Be Heard at Historic Stagville in Durham, NC.
CONTENT: The text is taken directly from The Slave Narrative Project. Though it has been edited for time and relevance, the words themselves have not be changed from the way they were recorded by federal writers. As such, the program does contain some adult language and terms that may be considered offensive to some. It also contains graphic descriptions of violence. Parents should use discretion in bringing small children.
Barbette Hunter as Patsy Mitchner of Raleigh
Monet Noelle Marshall as Mary Barbour of Raleigh
Justin Smith as Dave Lawson of Blue Wing (3/7-3/9 only)
Warren Keyes as David Blount of Beaufort County (3/14-3/16 only)
Terra Hodge as Mattie Curtis of Raleigh
Malcolm Green as Ben Johnson of Hecktown, Durham
Phillip B. Smith as John Thomas Williams of Raleigh
Gil Faison as Thomas Hall of Raleigh
Robin Carmon Marshall as Sarah Debro of Durham
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