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An Amazing Story: German Abolitionists of Missouri
By Cecilia Nadal
Kranzberg Art Center
501 N. Grand Blvd.
Thurs., June 20 thru Sat., June 22 at 7:00 PM
Sunday, June 23 Matinee at 3:00 PM and 5:30 PM
Show Tickets: $20 General Admission
This provocative original play is inspired by the amazing stories of such remarkable individuals as Friedrich Munch, Judge Arnold Krekel and August Boernstein; German immigrants and leading abolitionists in the State of Missouri.
Through the lens of history, we will bring to life all of the elements of what it means to strive for social justice for “others” when advocating within and outside of one’s own cultural group. While many Germans who came to the Midwest were staunch defenders of a “color-blind” democracy some immigrants set aside their values in order to survive and be accepted during the period before and after the Civil War. As is the case with most Americans there are often contradictions in our beliefs often colliding and challenging us to clarify what is most important.
The German story is an important American story…where the ideal of Democracy brings together unlikely and diverse champions!
Availability from June 23-July 27, 2019 (Ask for Cecilia)
Special 2018-19 Appeal We are almost there! Our goal was to raise $15,000 and thanks to you we have raised $9000 or 60% of goal.
(As of March 15) We would like to reach 100% of goal by May 1 before we start rehearsals for AN AMAZING STORY: GERMAN ABOLITIONISTS OF MISSOURI.
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