World Premiere of Josiah Henson to benefit Limestone Learning Foundation
The Limestone Learning Foundation is pleased to be associated with the triumphant performance of
Josiah Henson: From Slave to Saviour, an epic tale of courage and bravery, for one night only, Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at the Grand Theatre.
The play tells the improbable story of Josiah Henson - a dynamic, driven man with exceptional intelligence and unyielding principles, who overcame incredible odds to escape from slavery and improve the lives of hundreds of freedmen through his long life.
This high-energy one-man show starring Cassel Miles features dance, movement and drama to tell the story of Josiah, a man who suffered abuse, degradation and betrayal but never lost his humanity.
Written and directed by Charles Robertson, From Slave to Saviour is not only a sobering reminder of the fate of the slaves in the US, but a story of hope and determination.
Miles and Robertson hope that the triumphant life story of this quintessential hero Josiah Henson will inspire others, young and old, as it has touched and inspired them.
Use the promo code LLF when buying tickets and $10 from each ticket sale will be donated to the Limestone Learning Foundation.
To purchase tickets to Josiah Henson: From Slave to Saviour at the Grand Theatre Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 7:30 pm please go to Josiah Henson-Tickets
For teen audiences and up.
Bring your dance technique & performance to the next level this summer.
Our summer intensive offers students the chance to strengthen their technique, enhance their artistry and challenge themselves in a dynamic and inspirational setting. This is an exceptional opportunity for motivated young students to train with some of the best professionals in their fields.
Saturday, August 3, 2019, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Join us at Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site for Emancipation Day – an annual celebration
of hope and freedom commemorating the end of slavery in the British Empire on
August 1, 1834. Plan on attending this fun-filled day for people of all ages!
My Family Tree: An art activity for kids
10:35 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Musical performance by The Heritage Singers
11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Josiah Henson: From Slave to Saviour, play by Cassel Miles.
11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Musical performance by the Evolution of Jazz
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
LUNCH – Barbecue by Sidestreets Youth Centre
Cooking demonstration by Chef Patience Chirisa
• Barbecue • Gift shop • Picnic area • Public washrooms • Parking
• Accessible site • Bring your lawn chair
For details, visit heritagetrust.on.ca/uncletomscabin
Josiah Henson: From Slave to Saviour is a powerful telling of the story of the man who was the inspiration for Harriet Beecher-Stowe's "Uncle Tom".
Presented in two “books.” Venue TBA. See both shows. Do the Dash #dash.
FRIDAY, JULY 19 @ 19:15 – 20:15
SATURDAY, JULY 20 @ 19:15 – 20:15
FRIDAY, JULY 26 @ 15:15 – 16:15
SUNDAY, JULY 21 @ 11:00 – 12:00
WEDNESDAY, JULY 24 @ 18:25 – 19:25
SATURDAY, JULY 27 @ 17:00 – 18:00
The inspiring story of Josiah Henson whose autobiography became the model for the groundbreaking novel that started the American Civil War: Uncle Tom's Cabin.
Experience his extraordinary physical and spiritual journey from slavery to freedom and the legacy that endures today.