Freedom Bound

Play by Jeff Hooper
Music by Bob Lucas

Wednesday, February 15, 2023 10:00 AM

Grades 4-8

There are many stories of the Underground Railroad in communities throughout the Northern U.S. tales of old houses with secret tunnels leading to a clearing in the woods, attics with hidden stairways and other examples of clever ruses designed to conceal people in ordinary dwellings. The “Railroad” was a loose network of friends and acquaintances formed before the Civil War, which helped enslaved people escape to freedom in the North and Canada. This turbulent period of American history is the subject of Freedom Bound, a one-act play with music by Mad River Theater Works. Freedom Bound revolves around the most famous incident in the history of the Underground Railroad in Ohio: the story of Addison White, an escaped slave, and his rescue by the citizens of the town of Mechanicsburg, Ohio. Freedom Bound brings history to life with original songs and an array of characters who relive this story to illustrate the tension and drama, and the promise of hope and deliverance from bondage in that extraordinary time in our country’s history.

Curriculum Connections – American History, Civics, Government, Social Studies, Drama, Story-telling, Life Skills, Cooperation, Music

Sponsored by a grant from the Tiffin Metal Products Foundation.

This performance is part of our Discovery Series and not part of any subscription package.


Feb 15 2023


10:00 am

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The Ritz Theatre
30 S Washington Street, Tiffin, OH
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