Let Them Be Heard…is a powerful testament to survival and endurance — not only of bodies, but spirits, wisdom, and humor, hate and love.”
– Kate Dobbs Ariail, CVNC (read the full review here)
These memories are shot through with heart-rending and throat-tightening moments.”
– Roy C. Dicks, The News & Observer (read the full review here)
LET THEM BE HEARD IN THE BIG HOUSE
Original adaptations of excerpts from Works Progress Administration’s Slave Narrative Project
Edited and directed by G. Todd Buker
June 28, 2014
132 Hope House Rd.
Windsor, NC 27983
The critically-acclaimed Let Them Be Heard series makes its first stop on tour outside of the Triangle. Hope Mansion, built in 1803, was the home of former North Carolina Governor David Stone, and serves as the setting for Bare Theatre’s unique adaptations of NC slave narratives.
This collection of stories from formerly enslaved people interview by WPA writers in the 1930’s focuses on the relationships between slave and master, black and white. These relationships varied widely from plantation to plantation; sometimes slave and master were close, like family, and sometimes the divide could not have been greater.
Let Them Be Heard In The Big House brings a human element to the massive tragedy of slavery in America, and probes the legacy we are left with today.
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