The Saint John Theatre Company, brings you, WE WERE HERE Stories of lesser-known legendary Black members of our community. Created and directed by Clyde A. Wray. STREAMING - FEB 25-27 | 7:30pm | Tickets $20 | to purchase click showtix4u.com
Featuring: Dr. Timothy Christie, Neil Clements, Olive Ozoemena, Tallas Munro, Damon Levine, Gordi Munro, Joanna Daramola and Tanya MacPherson. The play is a series of eight monologues that provide a snapshot into the life of:
Abraham Beverley Walker, the first Black lawyer in New Brunswick; Lena ORee, an activist and winner of the NB Human Rights Award; Dr. Constance A Timberlake, a Saint John born activist and professor; Cornelius Sparrow, a run-away slave turned leader and local businessman; The Ice Lady (Georgina Whetsel), a successful businesswoman, considered the wealthiest Black woman in North America at the turn of the century; Eldridge Eatman, aka Speed, the world sprint Champion in 1906; Edward Mitchell Bannister (The Artist), a prominent artist whose work is in many fine art galleries and museums, and Josiah Hanson, a young slave who escaped and went on to open a vocational school for fugitive slaves.
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