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Mad River Theater Works

“CONSISTENT QUALITY OF PRODUCTIONS AND INTEGRITY OF THEME AND PRESENTATION”
Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC
“A GLIMPSE INTO THE PAST, INTO OUR SOULS, WITH WIT AND GENUINE AMERICAN INGENUITY”
The Annenberg Center, Philadelphia
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Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, West Palm Beach, FL

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Mad River Theater Works - Everybody's Hero: The Jackie Robinson Story Promo Video
Mad River Theater Works - Wings of Courage Highlights
Mad River Theater Works - Promo Video

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Everybody's Hero: The Jackie Robinson Story
Gentleman Jackie Robinson Gentleman Jackie Robinson
No One Is Lonelier Than Me No One Is Lonelier Than Me
Wings of Courage
Smack Dab Smack Dab
Cool, Calm, Ready Cool, Calm, Ready

Freedom Riders - Touring 17-18

 
Freedom Riders is the latest edition to the canon of American History plays by Mad River Theater Works. This new play, with original songs and music, explores the valiant and courageous personalities behind one of the most critical chapters in the history of the Civil Rights movement. Freedom Riders demonstrates the importance of working together to affect change and specifically how non-violent protests were used to focus attention on the cruelties of segregation.

Set in 1961, fifteen years after the United States Supreme Court had outlawed segregation, bus lines and cities throughout the South still enforced a rigid system of separating black and white citizens. The Freedom Riders, both black and white Americans, from the North and the South, decided to travel together on buses that crossed state lines despite the hateful segregation and racism that had a strong hold in so many parts of the United States. The unforgettable heroes, and the facts behind the events portrayed in Freedom Riders, are essential to a full understanding of the Civil Rights era and American history.

Created in 2016
Age Appropriateness: 3rd-8th grade
Duration: one act, approximately 55 minutes
Number of performers: TBD currently slated for 5
Music: TBD guitar, vocal, percussion, bass, horn (sax/trombone)