Unique and upbeat, educational and inspirational, the talented singer/actors of Sweet Chariot tell the true story of slavery by combining dazzling a capella spirituals with oral histories of 70, 80, and 90 year-old former slaves who were interviewed during the Federal Writers Project of the 1930's. Their first-hand accounts of the joys and agonies of everyday life, and their efforts to escape to freedom across the Ohio River, bring new understanding to students of all backgrounds.
Presented by Virginia Repertory Theatre
Admission: $8 per ticket
A passion for the performing arts can begin at an early age. The Arts Education performances give our youngest audience members the opportunity to experience live performing arts in our historic Wayne Theatre. The mission of this program is to present the best educational theater that engages children of all ages in meaningful ways, complements school curricula, and cultivates appreciation of the performing arts.
All of our arts programming is open to all ages and open to the public. Buses and large groups are welcome but advance tickets are required.
The Wayne Theatre is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Virginia Commission for the Arts.