Local Playwright Shirley Johnson Highlights The Life Of Harriet Tubman

Black History Month
A Triumph of the Spirit
Friday, February 6, 2009
Program: 
7:00 pm
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Award-winning playwright Shirley Johnson illustrates the trials and tribulations that forged Harriet Tubman’s faith and solidified her life’s purpose with the semi-musical A Triumph of the Spirit on Friday, February 6, at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Blending humor and drama, the play features a mature, yet witty and vibrant Harriet Tubman, narrating from her childhood, adolescence, and young womanhood. Originally written as a one-woman show in 2003, the production currently has a cast of 15 that includes soloists Tammie May, gospel artist Cynthia Green, and Sadie Cole. Choreographer and Rockhurst student JQ Sirls offers a dramatic interpretive dance while “KC Songbird” Zenobia Smith makes appearances to round out the musical.

The presentation is a Plaza Branch Friday Night Family Fun event.

Admission is free.

Wed, 01/28/2009
Lorenzo Butler
<p align="center"><strong>Local Playwright Shirley Johnson Highlights The Life Of Harriet Tubman In </strong><br /> <strong><em>A Triumph Of The Spirit </em> At The Kansas City Public Library  </strong></p>

Award-winning playwright Shirley Johnson illustrates the trials and tribulations that forged Harriet Tubman’s faith and solidified her life’s purpose with the semi-musical A Triumph of the Spirit on Friday, February 6, at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Blending humor and drama, the play features a mature, yet witty and vibrant Harriet Tubman, narrating from her childhood, adolescence, and young womanhood. Originally written as a one-woman show in 2003, the production currently has a cast of 15 that includes soloists Tammie May, gospel artist Cynthia Green, and Sadie Cole. Choreographer and Rockhurst student JQ Sirls offers a dramatic interpretive dance while “KC Songbird” Zenobia Smith makes appearances to round out the musical.

The presentation is a Plaza Branch Friday Night Family Fun event.

Admission is free. Click here or call 816.701.3407 to RSVP.