Harriet Tubman Conjured in Harriet's Return, Starting Feb. 5 at Alabama Shakespeare Fest

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Karen Jones Meadows' one-woman play, Harriet's Return: Based Upon the Legendary life of Harriet Tubman, about the life of Underground Railroad conductor and American hero Harriet Tubman, will play Alabama Shakespeare Festival Feb. 5-28. The author plays the title role.

Jones Meadows will perform more than 30 characters in the production. According to ASF, "In Harriet's Return, a modern-day African American woman is transformed by the spirit of Harriet Tubman and tells her story from enduring the cruelty of slavery and her brave escape, to guiding hundreds of slaves to freedom in the mid 1800s, to her selfless service to the Union Army during the Civil War as a nurse, scout and spy. In the early part of the 20th century, she worked with the likes of Susan B. Anthony in the fight to secure rights for women. Tubman died in 1913 in a facility she built for indigent African Americans."

Since writing Harriet's Return, Jones Meadows, who has acted in film, TV, commercials and theatre, has devoted most of her time touring her show nationally and internationally.

In addition to 16 public performances of Harriet's Return, there will be 11 Alfa Schoolfest student matinee productions. All of the Alfa Schoolfest presentations are full and a waiting list has been created.

The Alabama Shakespeare Festival is located at 1 Festival Drive in Montgomery, AL.

Tickets range from $25 to $39 and are available by calling (800) 841-4273 or online at www.asf.net. *

Designated as The State Theatre of Alabama, ASF has been located in Montgomery since 1985 when it moved from Anniston as a result of Mr. and Mrs. Wynton M. Blount's gift of a performing arts complex set in the 250-acre Wynton M. Blount Cultural Park.

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