Surviving childhood was a battle in the 18th century. Bringing little strangers into the world was filled with joy and hardship. A child could bring hope and laughter, or the act of bringing that little one into the world could be filled with sadness and sudden loss. Follow Mrs. Rind as she examines the dangerous journey of childhood from her own life, newspaper articles, personal letters, family stories, and the experiences of friends, neighbors, and their enslaved people. Content warning: This program is designed for those 16 and over as it contains subjects of child and infant death, grief, illness, and loss.
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Please Stay Little Stranger
The Jug Broke Theatre Co. captures the spontaneity and energy of multiple musicians who happen to be playing in the same space at the same time.
Mrs. Charlton’s daughter is in love with the delicious juice of the coffee bean! A comedic ballad opera, based on Johann Sebastian Bach’s Coffee Cantata.
Loquacious Lucy, Queen for a Day
When Lucy, a loquacious enslaved child, learns that her friend has been sold, her father must teach her hard lessons about slavery and instill in her the pride of her ancestors.