The Southeast Ohio History Center will be presenting Patricia Thomas in “The Escape of Jane” , a one-woman play, depicting a fictionalized account of an actual escape, in August 1843, of a slave and her seven children from a Virginia plantation on land once owned by George Washington. Written by Henry Burke and Dick Croy, the story has been adapted for the stage by the Ms. Thomas of Athens, Ohio. Her performance holds the audience spellbound as it artistically weaves the true story of one brave woman’s escape from slavery. All the major characters and events are real, portrayed as reported in newspapers and historical documents of the time. Some minor characters and incidents are real as well, while others are fictional characterizations intended to illustrate and add detail to the historical setting — and most especially the operation of the Underground Railroad — in Washington County and southeastern Ohio.
Escape of Jane is scheduled for Saturday, August 27th at 6pm at the Southeast Ohio History Center at 24 West State Street in Athens, Ohio.
Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for non-members, $5 for youth 9-12 years of age. Children 8 years and under are free.
For more information contact Eli at the Southeast Ohio History Center at 740-592-2280 or visit www.athenshistory.org
For more information contact:
Southeast Ohio History Center
24 West State Street
Athens, Ohio 45701