Cross That River

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Cross That River
 

IMPORTANT UPDATE
Thanks to the support of Newberry Arts For All this performance is now free. Seating will begin approximately 45 minutes prior to showtime.

Coming to us straight from Broadway gather around the campfire to join Allan Harris and the Cross That River Band as they tell the story of American’s West from the perspective of the African American cowboys who journeyed from slavery to freedom out West. “If I was going to live, I had to cross that river,” Harris tells. Interweaving fiction with historical fact, Harris and the band speak in first person, sing the story’s themes, and showcase iconic images that help to tell the story.

Dates

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 11:00 A.M.
Thanks to the support of Newberry Arts For All this performance is now free. Seating will begin approximately 45 minutes prior to showtime.
 
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Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 7:00 P.M.
Thanks to the support of Newberry Arts For All this performance is now free. Seating will begin approximately 45 minutes prior to showtime.
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Event Details

At the center of the show is Blue, a former slave turned cowboy, who wants nothing more than to be free to live and love as he chooses. While the story is brutally honest about slavery and the treatment of Native Americans, the piece at its heart is optimistic. TotalTheater.com review stated that this production reminds us that “it’s our duty and our privilege to make sure that we remember this country is built by people of all colors, backgrounds, and beliefs.”

Some of the frank history might not be appropriate for children under 10 without an adult companion & conversation.

There is a 1-hour abbreviated educational performance on Tuesday, October 26 at 11:00 A.M.

 

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