Photo by Freddie Watkins

Southern Boys: Sons of Sharecroppers brings to life the beginning of America's historic post-slavery era through the eyes of emancipated slaves and their free children, with all its jubilant excitement as well as its debilitating realities.

Those freed are making their transition from slavery to freedom, ready to fulfill their new dreams and "make something of themselves." Their first opportunities come - ironically - as sharecroppers on the very plantation where they were enslaved. The brutal and demeaning conditions of sharecropping takes its toll on their aspirations to realize real freedom. Is going from slavery to sharecropping like going from the frying pan into the fire?

The 17-year-old Johnny, though, dares to keep on dreaming. He hears the loud horn of a train approaching near the fields - heading north. Will he catch that train and jump on into a new, unknown world? If so, who, if anyone, will follow?

Following the live production, running July 29-August 15, Jubilee will offer a streaming version on their website, August 16-29.

Southern Boys: Sons of Sharecroppers brings to life the beginning of America's historic post-slavery era through the eyes of emancipated slaves and their free children, with all its jubilant excitement as well as its debilitating realities.

Those freed are making their transition from slavery to freedom, ready to fulfill their new dreams and "make something of themselves." Their first opportunities come - ironically - as sharecroppers on the very plantation where they were enslaved. The brutal and demeaning conditions of sharecropping takes its toll on their aspirations to realize real freedom. Is going from slavery to sharecropping like going from the frying pan into the fire?

The 17-year-old Johnny, though, dares to keep on dreaming. He hears the loud horn of a train approaching near the fields - heading north. Will he catch that train and jump on into a new, unknown world? If so, who, if anyone, will follow?

Following the live production, running July 29-August 15, Jubilee will offer a streaming version on their website, August 16-29.

Southern Boys: Sons of Sharecroppers brings to life the beginning of America's historic post-slavery era through the eyes of emancipated slaves and their free children, with all its jubilant excitement as well as its debilitating realities.

Those freed are making their transition from slavery to freedom, ready to fulfill their new dreams and "make something of themselves." Their first opportunities come - ironically - as sharecroppers on the very plantation where they were enslaved. The brutal and demeaning conditions of sharecropping takes its toll on their aspirations to realize real freedom. Is going from slavery to sharecropping like going from the frying pan into the fire?

The 17-year-old Johnny, though, dares to keep on dreaming. He hears the loud horn of a train approaching near the fields - heading north. Will he catch that train and jump on into a new, unknown world? If so, who, if anyone, will follow?

Following the live production, running July 29-August 15, Jubilee will offer a streaming version on their website, August 16-29.

WHEN

WHERE

Bass Performance Hall
525 Commerce St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102
https://www.jubileetheatre.org/s/Southern-Boys-%40-Bass-Hall/45

TICKET INFO

$54-$64
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