‘RUNNING SCARED, RUNNING FREE’
A Live Performance
Guild Hall, June 9
Eastville Community Historical Society will host cultural extravaganza on June 9th at Guild Hall, East Hampton. Starting at 6pm there will be a special reception with Chef Tamara of “Clove & Lace”. Immediately following with award-winning multi genre choir, Voice of Virtue under the leadership of Rachel Blackburn. Following with the Theatrical Performance: Running Scared Running Free, A Sal St. George Production.
Eastville Community Historical Society Examines Slavery on the East End, through Floodways, Choral Concert, and Performance. Eastville presents “Running Scared, Running Free” A Sal St. George Production With Carolyn Brown, Darren St. George, and Jordan Gee, a post show Q & A immediately following with cast, writer Sal St. George, and Eastville’s director Dr. Georgette Grier-Key.
Long Island’s History comes alive with an interactive theatrical performance based on oral history. Experience this live, on-stage drama about links between the Underground Railroad, secret codes hidden in quilts and the strength of the human spirit in the struggle for freedom. The lives of a strong-minded runaway slave, a kindhearted conductor on the Underground Railroad and a vicious Bounty Hunter are dramatically intertwined in this award-winning suspenseful presentation.
When the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 was implemented it enabled Plantation owners to hire professional Bounty Hunters to “retrieve their property.” The new regulations allowed these relentless trackers to cross state lines in their pursuit of the runaway. Be part of the runaway’s harrowing journey as she find’s temporary sanctuary on the Underground Railroad while being pursued by the ruthless Bounty Hunter.
Play Running Time: 50 minutes
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The Mission of the Eastville Community Historical Society is to preserve historic buildings and research, collect and disseminate information about the history of the Eastville area of Sag Harbor, Long Island, New York, County of Suffolk, State of New York, and one of the earliest known working-class communities composed of African Americans, Native Americans and European immigrants.. More particularly: to obtain recognition and landmark status for qualified buildings in the Eastville community and St. David AME Zion Cemetery in Sag Harbor, New York; to discover and collect any material which may help establish or illustrate the history of its settlement, development and activities in peace and war and its progress in the areas of population, education, arts, science, agriculture, manufactures, trade and transportation; to collect printed materials, manuscripts, manuscript materials and material objects illustrative of life, conditions, events and activities of the past or present; to disseminate historical information and arouse interest in the past by publishing historical material in the newspapers or the media, conducting tours, holding meetings with lectures, papers and discussions and by marking historical buildings, sites and places of local historical significance; to educate local school children by exposing them, through artifacts, tours and lectures, to this rich addition to local history thus enhancing their experience of Sag Harbor Village life.