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A Midnight Cry: The Underground Railroad to Freedom


January 10 - February 9, 2014


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Inspired by the true story of Caroline Quarlls and her journey to freedom through the Underground Railroad, A MIDNIGHT CRY by James DeVita returns to First Stage January 10 through February 9, 2014.  

Whisperings of a railroad helping slaves across to the free states seem too good to be true to young Lida Anderson (played by Malkia Stampley).  But with the help of other slaves and her family, Lida risks everything to be free.  Leaving behind the only life she knows, she embarks on a dangerous journey out of slavery to freedom.  "I can easily say this is the most powerful play I've ever been a part of," said First Stage Artistic Director Jeff Frank who directs this production. "The music by Josh Schmidt and Sheri WIlliams Pannell, performed live, adds to this moving historical drama, a story that speaks to the indomitable power of the human spirit."

Tickets start at $14.  PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS online or through the Marcus Center Box Office at 414.273.7206 or in person at 929 N. Water Street, Milwaukee.

For more information, visit: www.FirstStage.org.


Contact Person: First Stage

Contact Information: 414.273.7206 (main phone) / edavis@firststage.org