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    Southern Promises

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    When the master of the plantation dies, he wills his slaves to be freed, but his wife doesn't think that good property should be squandered. Pandemonium ensues. The play pulls from the true stories of slave narratives from The Great Escapes including that of Henry Box Brown, a 19th century Virginia slave who escaped to freedom by arranging to have himself mailed to Philadelphia abolitionists in a dry goods container. Southern Promises provides a unique portrait of the old south.

    Southern Promises is presented by Performance Space 122 in conjunction with The Immediate Theatre Company and Queens Theatre in the Park as part of B.O.B., PS 122's Best of Boroughs Program Commission. B.O.B. is a program that unites artists and institutions from all five boroughs to create opportunities for diverse collaboration and audience development. Southern Promises was developed in part through IRT Theater's artist-in-residence program.

    Dates:  Sept. 6, 2008 - Sept. 27, 2008
    Schedule:  Tuesday — Saturday at 8:30pm and Sunday — Monday at 7:00pm. No performance on Monday, September 15
    Venue:  P.S. 122, 150 First Ave. at 9th St.
    Price:  $18; $15 students and seniors
    Tickets/info:  (212) 352-3101


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