History and dance blend with banjos, spirituals and African drums in a locally produced performance that portrays the experience of people seeking freedom from the fetters of slavery."It is a historical piece, but there is kind of a twist ending to project it to today," says Jeremiah Enna, executive producer of Underground
. The show takes the stage at 8 p.m. today and Saturday at the Lyric Theatre (1029 Central). Gospel singing and modern instruments complement the score, written by Kansas City native Jay Pfeifer.Drawing attention to the strength of those who conducted the Underground Railroad is important during Black History Month and throughout the year, Enna says. "We've done a lot of research, and what we've created is a new story based on many true stories," he says. "It's really about choosing good over evil and not going backwards."Buy tickets for the show ($20 to $50) at culturehouse.com
or by calling 913-393-3141.
Saturdays, 9 p.m., 2006