The McCarl Coverlet Gallery at Saint Vincent College continues the third season of its History Dinner Theater Series with unforgettable Aunt Harriet Tubman portrayed by Karol Brown at 6 p.m. Friday, March 16, at the Fred M. Rogers Center.
“The audience will laugh, cry and sing with Aunt Harriet as they visit with her in the parlor of the convalescent home she founded in Auburn, New York, where she lived until she died March 10, 1913, at age 93,” predicted Lauren Churilla, curator of the McCarl Gallery.
“Karol tells stories that capture the emotions, imagination and the humanity of the woman called Moses,” she continued. “James Brown is a natural storyteller with a smooth tenor voice. As Brother Ely, he asks to burrow the minds of the audiences, young and old, to take them on a vicarious journey to travel back in time to 1912, to visit with Harriet Tubman. Throughout the storytelling, James brings the sounds of the Negro spirituals into the room and the audience experiences musically enchanting moments.”
Tickets can be purchased for individual shows for $65 for adults, $35 for students and $25 for children. Group rates are available for parties of ten or more. Ticket price includes a menu choice of Maryland-style crab cakes or grilled pork chop.
The final show in the series will be History Alive! Sally Ride – Who Wants to be an Astronaut? on Friday, May 4.
Contact Churilla at 724-805-2188 for more information. Tickets can be purchased online or by phone until March 13.