Eastville Community Historical Society presents Running Scared, Running Free
7pm Voices of Virtue Choir, led by Rachel Blackburn
8pm Running Scared, Running Free
A Sal St. George Production
With Carolyn Brown, Darren St. George, and Jordan Gee
Q & A immediately following with cast, writer Sal St. George, and Eastville’s director Dr. Georgette Grier-Key
Long Island’s History comes alive with an interactive theatrical performance based on oral history. Experience this live, on-stage drama about links between the Underground Railroad, secret codes hidden in quilts and the strength of the human spirit in the struggle for freedom. The lives of a strong-minded runaway slave, a kindhearted conductor on the Underground Railroad and a vicious Bounty Hunter are dramatically intertwined in this Award-winning suspenseful presentation.
When the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 was implemented it enabled Plantation owners to hire professional Bounty Hunters to “retrieve their property.” The new regulations allowed these relentless trackers to cross state lines in their pursuit of the runaway. Be part of the runaway’s harrowing journey as she find’s temporary sanctuary on the Underground Railroad while being pursued by the ruthless Bounty Hunter.
Play Running Time: 50 minutes