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A Midnight Cry ME2000

A Midnight Cry: The Underground Railroad to Freedom

By James DeVita. Musical selections and arrangements by Josh Schmidt. Additional selections and arrangements by Sheri Williams Panell.

Product Code: ME2000

  • Musical
  • Drama
  • Cast size: 8m., 6w. (plus 3 either gender. Extras as desired. May be doubled to 5m, 3w.)
  • Awards: The Charlotte B. Chorpenning Playwright Award

Rights and availability
This title can be licensed and sold throughout the World.

* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

$10.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $90/perf

In stock


This moving historical drama is inspired by the true story of a young slave's journey to freedom through the Underground Railroad. Whisperings of a railroad helping slaves across to the free states seem too good to be true to young Lida Anderson. 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. A Midnight Cry brings to life a vital part of our nation's history.


  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Musical
  • Product Code ME2000
  • Cast Size 8
  • Min. Royalty Rate $90/perf
  • Cost $10.95
  • Approx. Run Time 90 min


  • Target Audience Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
  • Performing Group High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre | TYA
  • Genre Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9781583422489
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Media Reviews

"A Midnight Cry is an important historical play for both children and adults." -The Press

"A Midnight Cry rings the bell of hope and freedom in a loud and forceful manner." -Community Press Inc.

"This powerful examination of the American conscience is driven by compassion, faith and the signs of a better world to come." -Milwaukee Journal Sentinel



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Keeley Instrumentalmp3Download
The Whipping - My Soul Wants Something Newmp3Download
Steal Awaymp3Download
The Chase - Lida's Escapemp3Download
Deep River - The River Crossingmp3Download
Go Ahead - Traveling Northmp3Download
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Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel? - Lida's Discoverymp3Download
Escape Instrumentalmp3Download


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