Bright Star Touring Theatre Returns with "Heroes of the Underground Railroad"

Stage actors in 19th century dress portray a white man and a black woman.
Players perform "Heroes of the Underground Railroad."

Bright Star Touring Theatre

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News Release Date: December 5, 2017

Contact: Byrony Forbes, (319) 643-2541

West Branch, Iowa— Back for a third year in 2018, Bright Star Touring Theatre will educate area third, fourth, and fifth graders about the history of the Underground Railroad. The productions will run March 20th through 22nd at 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., at Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum.  

In Heroes of the Underground Railroad, students join Harriet Tubman, Levi Coffin, Henry “Box” Brown, John Parker, and more in an empowering look at the figures behind America’s Underground Railroad. From the secret signs along routes to the abolitionist movement, this play leaves few stones unturned.

Classes are invited to attend at no cost. Due to limited seating, teachers must make reservations for their class, and spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. For reservations, please contact Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum at 319-643-5301. For information about Bright Star Touring Theatre, as well as curriculum standards and study guides for Heroes of the Underground Railroad, please visit

Performances are sponsored by Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, and the Hoover Presidential Foundation.  

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site and Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum are in West Branch, Iowa at exit 254 off I-80. Both are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time. For more information go online at or call (319) 643-2541.

Last updated: December 5, 2017

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