January 10 - February 9

at the Todd Wehr Theater Directions

This moving historical drama with live music is inspired by the true story of a young slave's journey to freedom through the Underground Railroad. Whisperings of a railroad helping slaves across to the free states seem too good to be true to young Lida Anderson. But with the help of other slaves and her family, Lida risks everything to be free. Leaving behind the only life she knows, she embarks on a dangerous journey out of slavery to freedom, A Midnight Cry brings to life a vital part of our nation’s history.

Ages 9+

By James DeVita

With musical selections and arrangements by Josh Schmidt
Additional selections and arrangements by Sheri Williams Pannell

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Enrichment Guide

Explore the historical conetxt and the themes in A MIDNIGHT CRY before you come to the theater.

Social Story

The social story is designed to help audience members with autism spectrum disorders understand the expectations involved in attending live theater.  View a social story with pictures of the theater HERE.

Single tickets go on sale September 2, 2014. To purchase tickets now, choose three or more plays to create a Family Package.

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Supported in part by a grant from the Milwaukee Arts Board and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin

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