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May 4  |  Mimi Ohio Theatre Show Way, the Musical Family Theater Day

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  • Sat  |  May 04, 2024 11:00 AM
  • Sat  |  May 04, 2024 2:00 PM
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Event Description

Soonie’s great-grandma was just seven years old when she was sold to a big plantation without her ma and pa, with only some fabric and needles to call her own. She began to stitch a Show Way, a quilt with secret meanings to show enslaved people the way to freedom. As each generation passes, the Show Way shines a light on the past and paves a road to the future, stitching together possibility and promise.

The Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence Jacqueline Woodson’s award-winning story of history, love, and resilience becomes a world premiere stage adaptation directed by Schele Williams with new music by Tyrone L. Robinson. This moving, lyrical account pays tribute to women in Woodson’s own family whose strength and knowledge illuminate their daughters’ lives over seven generations.

Recommended for ages: 8 and up
Running time: 60 minutes

The 11:00 a.m. performance on Saturday, May 4, 2024 will have a sign language interpreter. Guests who need the assistance of the interpreter should request seats on the right side of the auditorium.

This performance is part of Family Theater Day presented by University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital.

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