Youtheatre productions offer a unique opportunity to engage students from
Kindergarten thru 12th grade in the performing arts and expand their horizons.
One Noble Journey: A Box Marked Freedom
Mike Wiley Productions
Thursday, January 25, 2018
10am & 12pm
Grades 3rd to 8th
Curriculum Connections: American History – Slavery & Emancipation
Themes: Freedom, Love, Hope, Determination, Equity, Racism
Henry “Box” Brown was an African American born into slavery in 1816 in Louisa County, Virginia. Although he was not subjected to physical violence, Henry’s story (the basis for One Noble Journey) demonstrates that the cruelty of slavery was every bit as devastating to the heart as it could be on the body. After his family was torn apart and parceled out to various beneficiaries of the estate, Henry devised an ingenious escape plan—sealing himself in a wooden box for shipment to friends and freedom in Philadelphia.