Slave Letters

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During the slave era in the United States most slaves were illiterate, but some secretly learned to read and write. Some of their letters have survived and chronicle the daily life of slavery. While many detail the terrible conditions of slavery, others express intense humanity. These letters of love, longing, hope, and the quest for freedom are at times uplifting, horrifying, and even humorous, giving a voice to those who were oppressed. The reading of these letters is interspersed with Negro Spirituals and Slave Songs from the era. This ground breaking production is the first in its kind for it gives a voice to the millions who were subjugated.

Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturdays at 8PM and Sunday November 6 at 2 PM at the Studio Theatre, Addison conference and Theatre Centre, 15650 Addison Road, Addison TX 75001. Tickets $23 - $27. Tickets can be purchased on line at or by calling 214-477-4942. KERA members receive buy 1 get 1 free tickets (limit of 4 total).

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