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Freedom Is My Middle Name
Freedom Is My Middle Name
By Lee Hunkins.

Cast: 3m., 3w. "You got to have goals and dreams. You got to find love in your hearts!" With these words, and the help of a magic quilt, five urban students are taken on a journey into the past by Stagecoach Mary, an endearing, vibrant and powerful character from African American history. The students take on the roles of people from another time and place. Their first stop is Atlanta, Georgia, and the year is 1858. They meet Preacher Man, a conductor for the underground railroad who daringly gives escape routes in sermon and song. They travel to Roxbury, Massachusetts, in 1878 and meet Mary Eliza Mahoney, a woman who went up against seemingly insurmountable odds to become the first African American woman in the United States to graduate from a nursing program. At the end of the play, the students return to the present with new-found understanding. They begin to realize that you don't have to be famous to make a difference...you just need courage to make a dream come alive. This play, filled with magic, excitement and humor received its highly successful premiere at The Open Eye Theatre/New Stagings in New York as part of Black History Month. In a letter to the author, a young audience member commented, "This is the first play I attended. I never gave any play a chance. Now my mind is open to all sorts of ethnic plays and events." Suitable for touring. Area staging. Suitable for touring.

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  F54
Cast Size:  6
No. of Act(s):  1
Pages:  45
Royalty:  $75.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $8.95
Approx. Running Time:  60 min.
Categories
Target Audience: Middle School | High School
Performing Group: Middle Schools | High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Drama
ISBN (10): 0871293544
Biographies
Lee Hunkins' stage works include Freedom Is My Middle Name (Open Eye Theater); The Best of Strangers and Sequestered (American Folk Theatre); Anybody I Want to Be and Just One Step (Plays for Living); Revival (Family Classics Theatre); and The Dolls (Afro American Total Theatre). Television productions include "Hollow Image," a two-hour teleplay for ABC-TV; "The Sign Painter's Dream," "Uncle ...More
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This title can be licensed/sold throughout the world
* Please note that royalties quoted in our catalog are intended for K-12 schools with a standard curriculum only. All other producing groups must submit a completed application.


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