Bare Theatre [has] given voice to a few among many and must continue speaking; to continue to let them be heard.”
– Spencer Powell, 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
July 12, 2014
Walking tour performances begin at 2:00p, 3:00p, 4:30p & 5:30p
Somerset Place State Historic Site
2572 Lake Shore Rd.
Creswell, NC 27928
The critically-acclaimed Let Them Be Heard series makes its second stop on tour outside of the Triangle. Somerset Place encompassed over 100,000 acres and was home to over 850 slaves during its peak, and its combination of original and restored historic buildings serve 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 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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