Apr'222329May'2201
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Venue details

Studebaker Theater , 410 S Michigan, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Full Production Cast & Crew

Cast & Crew

Stage director
Dramaturge
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Juba Freeman
Amelia Alumond
Quamino Dolly

Others

Rev. Milton Allison

About the work

A story about the enduring pull of freedom – and the ends to which people will go to achieve it. Juba Freeman arrives in London after winning his freedom from slavery by fighting for the British in the Revolutionary War. Thrown headfirst into British society, he meets Amelia Alumond, a member of the British Black gentry, and reconnects with other ex-slaves who are struggling to build new lives for themselves as free men. Inspired by historical events, the opera sheds a light on a forgotten corner of history – and challenges current assumptions of what life was like in 18th-century London for a person of color.
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