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From Beyond: Geneva's Unheard Voices (A Theatrical Walking Tour)

September 24, 2021, 5:30 pm - 7:15 pm



During the summer of 2021, four HWS Theatre students (Anthony Bray ‘23, Samari Brown ‘24, Sal Fabio ‘22, and Christina Roc ‘24) conducted archival research on the history of African Americans in Geneva. They then translated the stories of these un– and under-represented figures into a series of monologues and short scenes, which will be performed outdoors, in downtown Geneva by HWS and community actors on September 24 and 25. The production is directed by Associate Professor of Theatre Chris Woodworth. This is the third version of the From Beyond series by Historic Geneva and the first to focus solely on the African American community. 

19th Century photo of a woman and a 21st century recreation of the same photoBeginning at 5:30 pm, audience groups of 10-15 people will depart every 15 minutes from the back Seneca Street parking lot (behind Stomping Grounds). Each audience group will be accompanied by two actors portraying tour guides. Latecomers forfeit their spot in a tour group. The performance lasts approximately one hour and will travel the distance of approximately two blocks. Tickets are $10 and must be purchased in advance through Historic Geneva. Tickets will be free for all students (K-12 and college) but will still need to be reserved in advance. Advance ticket sales will close at noon on each performance day. A limited number of walk-up tickets may be available on performance nights. All proceeds benefit Historic Geneva. 

Actors and production staff will be masked for the duration of the performance. Audience members are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings while on the tour. For those unable to attend in person, there will also be a livestream of the performance each evening at 6:00 p.m. through the HWS Theatre Facebook page. Please check for the most up-to-date information on the production, including COVID-19 safety protocols.

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