By Wendy Lement and Bethany Dunakin
Directed by Jeff Church
A co-production with UMKC Theatre
See a true story with an interactive twist. Anthony Burns escaped slavery. Despite a fierce defense at trial, he was returned to his Southern Master. You participate as the 1858 Massachusetts State Senate and decide if the judge had other options. Should human rights outweigh the law? This powerful case helped create the party that propelled Lincoln to the White House.
Approximate running time: 70 minutes
Educators: Included in the price of the ticket, each paid group of 20 or more may receive a pre-show workshop at their school to put history in context and to prepare each student to be a senator in the time period.