Hanover College: Rivers Institute: Traveling Theatre
The Rivers Institute is proud to present Nothing Stops This Train, a play about the Underground Railroad by Terence Boyle. The play tells the fascinating story of John and Sarah Tibbets and a slave named Georgina who helps other slaves escape. The play is set in Lancaster Township, home of Eleutherian College, the first College in Indiana to admit students regardless of race or gender. Sarah Tibbets journeys into her own memories and recounts tales of slaves fleeing their masters across the Ohio River with the help of Georgina. Learn Follow the Drinking Gourd, an old slave song, observe the hardships and danger of escaping, and witness the heroes that abetted their fellow man.
This Traveling Show company is comprised of Hanover students, Brandon Derk, Summer Kennedy, Felisha Lovett, Dakota McCoy, Nichole Marquez, Jackson Pollock and Gray Schierholt.. They are working hard throughout the Spring Semester preparing to go on the road from June 11th through August 11th of 2013. They hope you will join them at a performance close to you!
June 8, 7:30 PM: Eleutherian College, 6927 W. State Rd. 250, Madison, IN 47250
June 9, 2:00 PM: Eleutherian College, 6927 W. State Rd. 250, Madison, IN 47250
June 13, 2:00 PM (CT): Lincoln Heritage Public Library, 112 Medcalf, Dale, IN 47523
June 13, 7:00 PM (CT): Friends of LHPL, Local Park, Dale, IN 47523
June 15, 7:30 PM (CT): Historic Newburgh, Preservation Hall, 200 State St, Newburgh, IN 47630
June 18, 6:00 PM: New Albany Griffin Activity Center, 1140 Griffin St., New Albany, IN 47150
June 20, 6:30 PM: Sullivan County Library, performance at Crossroads Community Church, 2 South Court St., Sullivan, IN 47882
June 22, 7:00 PM: New Richmond Riverfest, Riverfront Band Stand, New Richmond, OH 45157
June 25, 4:00 PM (CT): Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library-North Park Branch, 960 Koehler Drive, Evansville, IN 47710
July 1, 6:00 PM (CT): Princeton Public Library, 124 S. Hart St., Princeton, IN 47670
July 12, 7:00 PM: Hoosier Theatre, 209 Ferry St., Vevay, IN 47043
July 20, 7:00 PM: Scott County Heritage Center & Museum,1050 S. Main St., Scottsburg IN, 47170
July 21, 3:00 PM: Scott County Heritage Center & Museum,1050 S. Main St., Scottsburg IN, 47170
July 26, 7:30 PM CT: Strawdog Theatre Company, 3829 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60613
July 27, 7:30 PM CT: Strawdog Theatre Company, 3829 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60613
August 3, 6:30 PM: Ohio River Museum, 2013 Inland Waterways Festival, 601 Front St., Marietta, OH 45750
August 11, 7:00 PM: Osgood Damm Theatre, 117 N. Buckeye, Osgood, IN 47037
You may also see the performance schedule on the Rivers Calendar here.
Nothing Stops This Train will be traveling throughout the summer months in 2013 to various cities and is available to organizations for booking. The Rivers Institute is now booking venues for the Troupe.The entire production lasts around 90 minutes and requires minimal set-up and tear down time. The Underground Railroad is a required curriculum topic in Indiana at the fourth grade level. The language in the play is appropriate for children as well as adults. If you are interested in seeking more information email email@example.com or call 812.866.6846.
Director Christopher Thomasson is Assistant Artistic Director of the Boomerang Theatre Company in New York City. In his past few years at Boomerang he has directed Endless Summer Nights by Tim Errickson, Another Moon Called Earth by Tom Stoppard, The Hot Month by Taylor Mac, and other plays. He grew up in Osgood, IN.
Eleutherian College, Madison, Indiana
Made possible in part by generous support from Indiana Humanities
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