Emancipation Sweet at Neumann University

Dr. Amanda Kemp
Writer/Performer Amanda Kemp brings
her original play Emancipation Sweet
to Neumann on Wednesday,
February 6 at 8 p.m.

Dr. Amanda Kemp and the Theatre for Transformation bring her original play Emancipation Sweet to the Neumann University stage on Wednesday, February 6 at 8 p.m.


The story revolves around a 14-year-old boy named Emancipation Sweet. He loves basketball but hates history. He also hates his name.  Every year Emancipation and his mother make a field trip to the Lincoln Memorial for a history lesson. Though usually boring, this year an encounter with a strange old bum sets Emancipation on an epic journey back in time.  He travels from the 1963 March on Washington D.C. and beyond as a series of unlikely guides hurl him deeper into the past until he is whispering in the ear of Abraham Lincoln.


Directed by John Rohrkemper, this play celebrates the sesquicentennial of the Emancipation Proclamation. This new touring play features Bach’s Chaconne as rendered by virtuoso violinist Michael Jamanis, African American spirituals and original music.


Admission is free. Freewill offerings will be accepted at the door. The performance will be in the Fred P. Meagher Theatre in the Thomas A. Bruder, Jr. Life Center on Neumann University’s campus. For more information please call 610-558-5626.


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