After three successful shows in Seattle and one in Detroit, renowned playwright and actress Karen Jones Meadows (www.karenjonesmeadows.com) is taking her award-winning and critically acclaimed production “Harriet’s Return: Based Upon the Legendary Life of Harriet Tubman” to Randallstown, Maryland this April 5th. The performance will coincide with the Annual Harriet Tubman Day of Remembrance, which will be held on April 6th at the Emmart-Pierpont Safe House, a former Underground Railroad stop. —
Given the historic significance and commemorative nature of the venue and event, Meadows’ April 5th Randallstown performance of “Harriet’s Return” promises to be a powerful and uplifting experience for all involved. The play, which chronicles the life and legacy of Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman, will have a particular emotional resonance as the Maryland community comes together to honor Ms. Tubman’s accomplishments and enduring spirit. Harriet Tubman was born in Maryland.
Meadows will also be in attendance as will government officials for the 7th Annual Harriet Tubman Day of Remembrance at the Emmart-Pierpont Safe House the following day. The Emmart-Pierpont Safe House was an integral part of the network of Underground Railroad routes that helped (enslaved people) escape to free states in the 19th century. Now one of Maryland’s most prized historic landmarks, the safe house “still stands as a testament to the tenacity and courage of the human spirit.” While Tubman never stayed at the safe haven, it is representative of her unwavering commitment to freedom.
Meadows says, “While in Maryland, I plan to visit the sites where ground was broken for the Harriet Tubman State Park Visitor’s Center, and a ribbon cutting that took place for the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway this March, the 100th Anniversary of Harriet Tubman’s passing. As I continue to tour this production, I make a point of experiencing each state’s locations of significance and to meet with those who encourage understanding of this chapter of history that continues to effect people globally.”
Further information on the show can be found on their website and ticket information can be obtained by contacting Shirley Supik at 410-655-7821.
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Organization: On Purpose Productions
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