NORTH follows the journey of a precocious teenage boy named Lawrence and his young mother, Minnie, as they escape the Deep South and travel North through the Underground Railroad to seek their freedom. NORTH is based on actual accounts of slave escapes through the Underground Railroad network. While acknowledging the realities of slavery, the book and original jazz compositions by Ashli St. Armant brings out the full experience of freedom seekers: optimism, bravery, playfulness, wonder, suspense and mystery.
Co-Commissioned by the Lied Center of Kansas (Lawrence, KS), Chandler Center for the Arts (Chandler, AZ), Segerstrom Center for the Arts (Costa Mesa, CA), and Playhouse Square (Cleveland, OH).
Recommended for grades: 4-12
Run Time: 60 Minutes
The 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. performances on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 will have a sign language interpreter. Guests who need the assistance of the interpreter: please note this on your order form so we can seat you appropriately.
Included with Registration:
- Teacher Resource Guide
- Pre-show Classroom Connection Workshop video
- Post-show Classroom Connection Workshop video
To request a field trip, please complete the online 2022-2023 School Field Trip Order Form by clicking the “Register” button on this page. Registrations and order by phone are not accepted, but we are happy to answer your questions. For assistance in choosing the best shows for your class, please contact the Education Hotline at 216-348-7909 or email@example.com.
Groups of 10 or more, $6 per ticket with one complimentary ticket for every 20 purchased. Groups of 9 or fewer, $11 per ticket
Cleveland Metropolitan School District teachers: Thanks to a generous donation from the KeyBank Foundation, a limited number of free and reduced-cost tickets are available for CMSD schools and approved partnered schools (view eligibility list). Contact us at 216-348-7909 or
firstname.lastname@example.org for ordering instructions.
This Student Matinee Performance is part of the Playhouse Square Education Department Social Justice.