Friend of a Friend

Friend of A Friend: Tales of the Underground Railroad from the Capital Region is an original play developed by artists at Albany’s esteemed Capital Repertory Theatre performed here at Proctors.

The playwrights, Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill and Jill Rafferty-Weinisch, used original New York State archival documents to bring to life the impact that the Fugitive Slave Act had in the Capital Region.

The story tells of the intense moral struggles of several local people including former slave Solomon Northrup and Albany’s Harriet and Stephen Myers who produced an anti-slavery newspaper and risked their freedom as conductors on the Underground Railroad.

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Grades: 4th - 8th
Curriculum: english language arts, storytelling,
social studies, slavery
Running Time
15 min pre-show discussion
60 min performance
15 min post-show discussion

Ticket Prices:
Individuals: $11 for 17 & under, $12 Adults
Groups: $9 for 17 & under, $10 Adults

Friend of a Friend Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 10:00 am
Friend of a Friend Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 10:00 am
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