Journey on the Underground Railroad (6:30p & 8:15p)
Graue Mill and Museum, 3800 York Road, Oak Brook, IL
Experience what it was like to be a passenger on the Underground Railroad. This theatrical experience begins with a skit in which passengers will meet the legendary Harriet Tubman, then travel with escaping slaves. Families welcome.
Your journey includes skits and music, a walk in the woods, time for your questions and answers, and more.
4 DATES: Friday, 8/24 at 6:30PM Friday, 8/24 at 8:15PM Saturday, 8/25 at 6:30PM Saturday, 8/25 at 8:15PM
FEATURING: Darwin McBeth Walton Glennette Tilley Turner Andrew Calhoun Runako Soyini Tonya Peebles Christopher Skyles Gloria Robinson
TICKETS: $15 for Adults/$10 for children. Payment by Credit Card or check will be accepted. No refunds. For more information and to make your Reservations, please call 630-655-2090 between 10AM to 4PM. Reservations will close on August 22. No tickets will be sold at the event!
Graue Mill and Museum 3800 South York Road Oak Brook, IL 60523
PLEASE NOTE: Each Journey is limited to 45 Travelers and takes place on the Grounds of the Graue Mill and Museum. This is an outdoor activity. Please wear sturdy shoes and appropriate clothing. Bring a flashlight and bug spray. Children must be accompanied by an adult! This event may not be suitable for younger children. It includes walking outdoors in dim light and some stairs.
PRODUCTION NOTES: We've been doing this very moving show for several years, integrating antebellum spirituals ("Wake Up Jacob," "Run Mary Run," "One More River to Cross," "Go Down Moses," etc) with readings from The Fugitive Blacksmith by James W.C. Pennington, Frederick Douglass' autobiography, and the true story of the woman's fateful crossing of the Ohio as dramatized by Harriet Beecher Stowe in Uncle Tom's Cabin as "Eliza Crossing the Ice." Story adapted by permission from Fergus Bordewich's "Bound for Canaan."