Harriet Tubman was born a slave, but when she was 25 she made her perilous
escape from a Maryland plantation, leaving her family behind. The escape route
that Harriet followed soon became known as the Underground Railroad, and she
quickly became one of its most celebrated 'conductors.' Up creek beds, through
swamps, over hills in the dark of night, on 19 secret trips Harriet Tubman guided more than 300 slaves, including her aged parents, to freedom. Freedom Train tells the thrilling story of Harriet Tubman, the Moses of her people, in a
fascinating series of highly theatrical scenes that use dance, dialogue, and music of the period. Songs include "Follow the Drinking Gourd," "Steal Away," "Wade in the Water," "Good News, the Chariot's A-comin'," and many others still sung today. Freedom Train is the story of self-sacrifice, dedication and survival, laced with warmth and a sense of humor that celebrates the human spirit -- a universal story for all. Appropriate for Grades 2nd-5th.
*One complimentary Teacher ticket is offered for every 25 student tickets purchased.
For more information on Manship Theatre's educational programming, visit our education page. For reservations and group rates, contact our education coordinator Leah Hamel at 225-389-7266.