THIS IS A PAST EVENT.
Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom
Based upon the book by Lynda Blackmon Lowery
As told to Elspeth Leacock and Susan Buckley
Developed by Ally Sheedy
Adapted for the Stage by Fracaswell Hyman
Directed by Jackie Alexander
October 27-28 & November 2-4 at 7:30 pm
October 29 & November 5 at 2:00 pm
“My story is about being able to help change things no matter what your age.” -- Lynda Blackmon Lowery
Alongside Martin Luther King Jr. and her neighbors and friends, teenage Lynda Blackmon Lowery walked from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama during the Voting Rights March of 1965 on her 15th birthday. Jailed nine times before the March and badly beaten on Bloody Sunday, Lowery’s powerful story is filled with sorrow and inspiration. Based on Lowery’s memoir, traditional and original Gospel and Freedom songs frame the journey of a brave young American heroine.
A joint production of the Wake Forest University Department of Theatre & Dance and the Loire Valley Theatre Festival. This project is supported in part by funding from the National Endowment for the Arts
Sunday, November 5 at 2:00pm
Scales Fine Arts Center, Tedford Stage
1775 Wake Forest Rd. Winston-Salem, NC 27109