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André De Shields is Frederick Douglass: Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory

andre de shields
June 19, 2 pm5 pm.
$40

Description:

In commemoration of Juneteenth, Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award winner and Hadestown star André De Shields performs an excerpt from his self-crafted solo work “Frederick Douglass: Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory.” The one-man show explores the life and achievements of the great emancipator Frederick Douglass.

“Though Douglass began his life as a slave, through heroic effort, he became one of America’s most important and historically influential icons,” said De Shields. “Frederick Douglass: Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory” tells a story about brutality and deliverance that is implausible yet historically accurate. De Shields portrays the Great Black Emancipator with a performance that is as filled with hope and achievement as it is darkness and anger.

“André De Shields is a Broadway Deity.” – New York Magazine
“André De Shields is a national treasure.” – The New Yorker


The show opens with a Gospel Juneteenth Presentation by Chuk Fowler and Company. With images, words, and songs such as “Lift Every Voice and Sing”, Fowler and company invite audiences to reflect on Juneteenth.

Location:

Flushing Town Hall 137-35 Northern Blvd., btwn. Linden Pl. & Leavitt St.
Flushing, NY

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