THEARC to Present 'Harriett Tubman: The Chosen One'

1/15/2013, 10:52 a.m.

THEARC Theater will present two free performances of "Harriet Tubman: The Chosen One," at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Feb. 14 in honor of Black History Month.

The 45-minute show will be performed by Gwendolyn Briley-Strand, who will transform into more than 12 characters while taking the audience on one of the 19 journeys Harriet Tubman traveled through the Underground Railroad.

Strand is an expert on the life of Tubman and has performed this play since 1993 in schools, universities and organizations across the country.

A brief question-and -answer session with Strand will immediately follow each performance.

Attendees may also view the photographic exhibit, "Harriet Tubman: Portals Through Time," an intriguing view of Tubman's life as "Moses", rescuer of slaves; Civil War spy and suffragette.

Other abolitionists and suffragettes, some of whom worked with Tubman, are also displayed.

Each year, THEARC brings programs like this to community to educate and inspire children and adults living East of the River. This event was made possible in part by the support of the Humanities Council of Washington, D.C. and the William C. Smith Company.

Attendance requires RSVP. For more information, please call: 202.889.5901.