Let Them Be Heard in Winter 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 WINTER)
Original adaptations of excerpts from Works Progress Administration’s Slave Narrative Project
Edited and directed by G. Todd Buker
February 21 – 22 & 28 – March 1, 2014
Performances at 6:00p, 7:00p and 8:00p each night
5828 Old Oxford Highway
ALL REMAINING SHOWS SOLD OUT – Tickets available for performances at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro, March 7-9 & 14-16, 2014
THIS IS A RAIN OR SHINE EVENT – In the event of heavy rain, all narratives will take place indoors. However, audiences should bring umbrellas and appropriate attire for rain to move to and from the historic structures.
Bare Theatre returns to Historic Stagville in 2014 with a third installment of the critically-acclaimed Let Them Be Heard series. The program features live performance adaptations of the documented accounts of former slaves contained in the Works Progress Administration’s Slave Narrative Project.
This production will feature narratives not previously included that offer fresh perspectives on life during slavery and beyond the Civil War. It is made possible in part by a Regional Artist Grant from the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County.
This program is a lantern-lit walking tour that moves in and out of the original slave cabin quarters at Stagville’s Horton Grove, where hundreds of slaves were housed during the 1800’s. Part of the performance takes place outside, so audiences should dress appropriately for the weather.
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.
Warren Keyes as David Blount of Beaufort County
Barbette Hunter as Patsy Mitchner of Raleigh
Terra Hodge as Mattie Curtis of Raleigh
Malcolm Green as Ben Johnson of Hecktown, Durham
Gil Faison as Thomas Hall of Raleigh
Phillip B. Smith as John Thomas Williams of Raleigh
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