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Echoes of Voices of the Eighth

  • From: Feb 11, 2022 – Feb 20, 2022 - Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
  • Gamut Theatre Group
  • 15 North Fourth Street
    Harrisburg, PA 17101
  • Times: Friday and Saturday, 7:30 PM / Sunday, 2:30 PM
  • Admission: $38/$16/$14
  • Phone: (717) 238-4111

February 11 - 20, 2022

Echoes of Voices of the Eighth 
Stories from Harrisburg’s Old Eighth Ward
By Sharia Benn

“Can any good thing come out of Harrisburg?”

Voices of the Eighth is a journey that transcends time to connect two African American teens from the same Harrisburg neighborhood. This heartwarming story connects the young and old, past and present, and gone but not forgotten, to celebrate the history-making contributions of African Americans who lived in the Old Eighth Ward. Poetry and music infuse this original play in which Kay, a soon-to-graduate high schooler, finds her voice and value during an encounter with the past.  On her journey, Kay meets Della who lived a much different life in the long-gone Eighth Ward. As different as the times they live in are, Kay and Della discover that they are connected in many ways. Voices of the Eighth is inspired by true stories and history-makers who lived between 1850 and 1920 in the rich and vibrant Old Eighth Ward, which was torn down to make way for the Capitol Complex we see today. During this journey from present to past and back again, Kay and Della meet some extraordinary abolitionists, activists, changemakers, and poets who were all instrumental in fighting for the freedom and rights we enjoy today: and they all came out of Harrisburg.

Tickets are Pick Your Price:
$38 (recommended)
or a discounted price of $26 or $14

Learn more at www.sankofatheatrehbg.com or www.gamuttheatre.org

Echoes of Voices of the Eighth
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  • Gamut Theatre Group
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
  • February 11 - 20, 2022

    Echoes of Voices of the Eighth
    Stories from Harrisburg’s Old Eighth Ward
    By Sharia Benn

    “Can any good thing come out of Harrisburg?”

    Voices of the Eighth is a journey that