Before Martin Luther King Jr. and Barack Obama there was Frederick Douglass.
FREDERICK DOUGLASS - IN THE SHADOW OF SLAVERY (written and directed by Tom Dugan, Starring Mel Johnson Jr.) is a one-man theatrical journey that chronicles Douglass’ remarkable life; from his childhood in slavery, to his perilous escape to freedom, from his intense friendships with Susan B. Anthony, John Brown and Abraham Lincoln, to his critical work on behalf of former slaves following the American Civil War.
Incorporating gripping plantation songs, lush lighting and sound design, the story of Frederick Douglass’ struggle for African American freedom, as performed by Broadway and film star Mel Johnson Jr. (The Lion King, Total Recall) is a fascinating touring production that will inspire, educate and entertain.
Past performance and tour locations include:
*Stockton Performing Arts Center - Pomona NJ
*Eastern Connecticut State University – Willimantic CT
*Adler Theatre - Davenport IA
Ohio Northern University - Ada OH
*Chapman Cultural Center - Spartanburg, SC
*Eastern Illinois University - Charleston IL
*University of Wisconsin - Parkside WI
*State Theater - Sandusky OH
*Ackerman Theatre - Collegedale TN