“Becoming Harriet Tubman” written by and starring Natalie Daise
September 6, 7, & 8, 2013 @ ARTworks in Beaufort
Part of the Beaufort County Public Library’s ‘One County Reads the Civil War’ program, “Becoming Harriet Tubman” is a one-woman show that tells how one little girl became an historical icon. Through narrative, music, and five characters based on real people, this 60-minute play compellingly portrays the legend of the former slave-turned abolitionist Harriet Tubman. She was a Union spy, and conductor of the Underground Railroad, and fought in the Lowcountry during the Civil War. This play provides insight, entertainment and education for audiences of all ages, produced by Natalie Daise Productions.
The Charleston City Paper reviewed the show in 2012: “Natalie Daise is a masterful storyteller in the old Southern tradition of oral history. In her one-woman show, Becoming Harriet Tubman, which she wrote and performs, Daise tells the story of how a slave girl named Araminta Ross became the historical figure known as the “Moses” or “Conductor” of the Underground Railroad. For an hour, the audience at the nearly sold-out Threshold Repertory Theatre sat fixated on the lone Daise as she smoothly alternated between narrator and the multiple characters in Tubman’s life.”
Natalie Daise is an actor, singer, storyteller, and visual artist. She is well known for modeling effective and joyful parenting, and for bringing Gullah culture to national and international television audiences through Nick Jr’s “Gullah Gullah Island.” Her handicrafts have been featured on HGTV’s “Country Style” and in the magazine Coastal Living, and her performances with husband Ron have validated and celebrated the Gullah people for a decade. Together they have been awarded South Carolina’s prestigious Palmetto and Folk Heritage Awards. http://gullahmama.com
“Becoming Harriet Tubman” in ARTworks’ black box theater, September 6, 7, & 8, 2013- 7:30pm on Friday and Saturday and 3:30pm on Sunday. $17 per person, $12 for students (13+), $7 for children (12 and under) and $12 for groups of 10 or more. 843-379-2787, www.artworksinbeaufort.org, 2127 Boundary Street Beaufort SC 29902. ARTworks is the arts council of Beaufort, Port Royal and the Sea Islands: art works, art fun, art now.
Visit www.beaufortcountylibrary.org/civilwar for more about the county-wide program of over 60 events, lectures, exhibits, tours and programs commemorating the Civil War Sesquicentennial.