Schroeder Cherry Puppets: Underground Railroad, Not a Subway
Follow the story about a young boy who decides to escape slavery and run North. He encounters free blacks, whites who are willing to help, and slave catchers. Will he make it? This 45-minute presentation is performed with a variety of puppets: rod puppets, hand puppets and wood cut-outs. The show ends in a participatory audience chant. Recommended for ages 6 and up.
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About Schroeder Cherry
A native of Washington, D.C., Schroeder Cherry played with puppets as a kid. In college, he tried puppetry to see how he would respond to his childhood interest. He apprenticed to a puppet master in Chicago while in college, and then joined a troupe before setting out on his own. Dr. Cherry has performed original shows with puppets in museums, libraries and cultural centers for adults and children across the U.S. - excerpted from the Young Audiences website.