January 19 & 20, 2018:
Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom
“A powerful story of the ordinary people who made the Civil Rights Movement succeed–proof that anyone can make history and no one is too young.”
-Theater Development Fund, New York City
Saturday, January 19: 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm
Sunday, January 20: 2:00 pm & 6:00 pm
General Admission: $30
Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom tells the moving, true story of Lynda Blackmon, the youngest person to walk all the way from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, on the Voting Rights March in 1965. Jailed nine times before her 15th birthday, Lowery fought alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to secure the right to vote for African Americans.
Join Pastor Amy Butler and author Lynda Blackmon Lowery for a talkback following the performance on Saturday, January 19th and Sunday, January 20th at 2:00 pm. The Riverside Inspirational Choir will offer a pre-show performance at both matinee showings. You won’t want to miss this inspiring and prophetic event on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend at The Riverside Church.
Ally Sheedy (The Breakfast Club, High Art, Psych) adapted the award-winning memoir by Lynda Blackmon Lowery, as told to Elspeth Leacock and Susan Buckley (Dial Press, 2016) into a oneperson show with the powerful young actress, Damaras Obi.
Since its debut at Fiorello LaGuardia High School for Music, Art and the Performing Arts, and acclaimed performances in New York and Los Angeles, the show has been transformed into a musical, filled with Gospel and Freedom songs, Developed for the Stage by Ally Sheedy; Directed by Fracaswell Hyman