(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- Speranza Theatre Company presents Walk By The Way Of The Moon, by Jacqueline Kennedy - a 30-minute family-friendly historical play about Jersey City’s connection to the Underground Railroad. This show will tour parks throughout Hudson County in September 2022. All performances are free and open to the public. Reservations required, donations appreciated. Please bring your own lawn chair.
Performance locations around Hudson County include: Apple Tree House, Van Vorst Park, Lincoln Park, Berry Lane Park, Columbus Park, West Hudson Park, Canco Park, and Stephen R. Gregg Park.
In the play, ten-year old Fleta Hazel's enslaved family makes the difficult choice to run for their freedom. Not knowing what’s ahead, young Fleta Hazel must find the courage for the long and dangerous trip, fueled by hope for a new life at their final stop, Jersey City.
The play has a run time of 30 minutes. There will not be an intermission. It is recommended for ages: 6+
This program is made possible by support from Jersey City Office of Cultural Affairs, The Museum of Jersey City History, and a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a division of the Department of State, and administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas A. DeGise, Hudson County Executive & the Hudson County Board of County Commissioners.
Sat 9/9 @ 6:30pm - Apple Tree House. Invited dress rehearsal, part of JC Fridays
Sat 9/10 @ 6:30pm - Apple Tree House. Opening night, part of Bergen Square Day
Sun 9/11 @ 1:00pm - Apple Tree House
Sun 9/11 @ 4:00pm - Apple Tree House
Fri 9/16 @ 6:00pm - Van Vorst Park, Jersey City
Sat 9/17 @ 1:00pm - Lincoln Park, Jersey City
Sat 9/17 @ 6:00pm - Berry Lane Park, Jersey City
Sun 9/18 @ 1:00pm - Columbus Park, Hoboken
Sun 9/18 @ 6:00pm - West Hudson Park, Kearny/Harrison
For more information or to book a performance of Walk By the Way of the Moon at your school or community group, please contact Speranza’s Executive Artistic Director, Heather Wahl, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (201) 503-6194.
Donations are welcome and can be made online.
Speranza Theatre Company, a member of The New Jersey Theatre Alliance, is a non-profit women's theatre company focusing on the presentation of plays to live audiences. Founded to provide an opportunity for artists, particularly females, to share their voices through entertaining and challenging theatre, Speranza continues to meet this mission by presenting competitively priced professional theatrical performances, free readings of new works, and educational programming.