our shows

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The Nine Who Dared: Crisis in Little Rock

What is the effect of racial segregation on society? What kinds of sacrifices do those who dare to confront systemic discrimination make? How can civic engagement help to challenge social injustices?

  • For Grades 7-12

  • Audience Limit: 150 per performance 

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Justice at War: The Story of the Japanese Internment Camps

What responsibility does the government have to citizens and non-citizens during times of war or national emergency? What role does ethnicity or social class play in the administration of justice? Do the constitutional powers of the executive branch supersede those of the judicial branch during wartime? 

  • For Grades 5-12

  • Audience Limit: 150 per performance 

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Uprising on King Street: The Boston Massacre

What are the responsibilities of a military force sent to occupy a foreign land? Is violence ever necessary to keep the peace? What role does class play in the administration of justice?

  • For Grades 5-12

  • Audience Limit: 150 per performance 

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The Trial of Anthony Burns

What role did political favoritism and economic sanctions play in the enforcement of the Fugitive Slave Law in pre-Civil War 'free states'? What were the responsibilities of a state judge to uphold a controversial federal law in 1854? Can the legal system ever resolve conflicts between the law 'written in our hearts' and the statutes enacted by our government? 

  • For Grades 5-12

  • Audience Limit: 150 per performance 

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American Tapestry: Immigrant Children of the Bread and Roses Strike

What role did women and children play in the textile industry at the start of the twentieth century?  What were the effects of low wages, long workdays, and hazardous living and working environments on immigrant families? How did workers from a variety of ethnic backgrounds unite to improve working conditions at the Lawrence mills and nationwide?

  • For Grades 5-12

  • Audience Limit: 150 per performance