Friday Night Family Fun: The Coterie Theatre Presents Freedom Sisters
All Library locations will be closed on Sunday, April 20, in observance of the Easter holiday.
January 26, 2012
Friday Night Family Fun celebrates Black History Month with The Coterie Theatre's presentation of Freedom Sisters: Stamping, Shouting, Singing Home Tour on Friday, February 3, 2012, at 6:30 p.m., at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Set in the 1950s Deep South, it depicts a world on the verge of a change but still tainted by everyday injustices and the remnants of slavery.
"In my family there are dead people hopping in and out of the conversation all of the time."
One of those dead people is the great-great-great grandmother of a young girl named Lizzie. Her name is Sojourner Truth, a freedom fighter against slavery, whose voice could not be silenced. As Lizzie unlocks the past she listens to Sojourner and in the process discovers her own voice . . . fearless, joyful, and full of resolve.
This program is recommended for children in grades 5 through 12.
Admission is free. RSVP online or call 816.701.3407.
Co-sponsored by the Coterie Theatre.