THEATRE

1850. In a story told through song and with dreams of freedom tuggin’ at his soul, Bali plans to escape from slavery after learning that his master, Jacob, is going to sell his young daughter, Emala, to help cover the financial losses that he has suffered from their seasonal drought.

 

During his escape, Bali encounters a house slave, Dembi, who is content with her station in life and has helped raise Emala since Emala's mother was sold to another plantation two states away. Dembi sees the little girl and doesn't believe that her frail young body will be able to survive the journey, nor that the Underground Railroad actually exists.

 

The Master, Jacob, has amorous feelings for Dembi, but is married and his wife disapproves of their relationship. Jacob hears the commotion outside, and thinks that they are in collusion. He fires his shotgun at the group of slaves! Now, that he suspects her of being connected in their escape plan, Dembi has no choice but to go with them.

 

The slaves strike out in the dead of night, singing Negro spirituals that they hope will protect them on their perilous journey to freedom and guide them to the Underground Railroad. Will Dembi come to believe in the Underground Railroad, or will she betray the group and return to the comfort of her house? Can Bali protect his daughter and lead them to freedom, or will the master find them and drag them back to a life of servitude?

ATLANTA BLACK THEATRE FESTIVAL

Oct 2015

NEW YORK CITY - NEC READING SERIES

Mar 2016

ATLANTA MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL

Aug 2016

NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY PRODUCTION

Feb 2017

SANKOFA CONCERT TALLAHASSEE, FL

July 2019

Watch a few of our videos to see what we’ve been up to in recent years.

PHOTO GALLERY

13901396_282681042101240_6034392989404630411_n.jpg
12885774_1580885695564844_4193001032468332510_o.jpg
13920035_282681508767860_6666265752304978878_o.jpg
Underground-Poster_1-v4 - Akil.jpg
13962553_282681192101225_2508443005346379413_n.jpg
Underground-Poster_2-v5 - Akil.jpg

©2018 by DuPont Productions, LLC.