UDM Theatre Presents: Jordan Anderson Writes A Letter
September 7, 2013
Time: 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location: Charles H. Wright Museum
By Dr. Arthur J. Beer
World Premiere September 6, 7 at 8 pm
Charles H. Wright Museum
After the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, Jordan Anderson and his family fled their Tennessee master’s plantation to find a new life in Dayton, Ohio under the mentorship of the great abolitionist, Valentine Winters. Their courageous journey from Tennessee slavery to Ohio freedom was later challenged by the demands of his former master to return home. Jordan Anderson assisted by Winters, responds to the letter of his former master with a letter of his own. The result is a human lesson in compassion, defiance and dignity.In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation the Theatre Company of University of Detroit Mercy is pleased to announce the world premiere of the multimedia docudrama production Jordan Anderson Writes a Letter by Dr. Arthur J. Beer. This production was created to be shared with young audiences in school environments.
This production is sponsored by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment of the Arts, Michigan’s Humanities Council and the National Humanities Endowment. Jordan Anderson Writes a Letter will premiere at the Charles H. Wright African American Museum on September 6 and 7 at 8:00 pm. Tickets to this production are free of charge and must be reserved through the UDM Theatre Company ticket office at 313-993.3270. Donations are requested to help fund the production to reach high school students in the Metro Detroit community.
* Production not included with purchase of season tickets.