FrenetiCore presents The Sacred Harp, a multimedia dance theater production about the journey of a young interracial couple, on April 19, 2013 at Miller Outdoor Theatre at 8:15pm. This free, family-friendly performance tackles issues of morality with a message of tolerance and acceptance.
The Sacred Harp is set in a small Southern town in the early 20thcentury divided by race but united by faith. At the center of the story is a young couple, deep in love, but with one controversial problem: he is black and she is white. An uprising begins when the townspeople discover the couple’s relationship. An evil traveling preacher places a spell over the town causing them to commit a terrible injustice against the couple. The town’s trusted preacher regains hold of his congregation, but not before lives are lost. In the end, the townspeople find redemption in societal change and finally come together in hope.
The Sacred Harp is told through contemporary ballet, modern and American folk dance, along with historical shape-note music and narrative film while portraying the journey of Southern society from oppression and prejudice to tolerance and acceptance.
Featuring choreography by Rebecca French, film and costumes by Ashley Horn and lighting design by Kris Phelps.
Performers include Shanon Adams, Kira Boerkircher, Adam Castaneda, Dorianne Castillo, Taylor Coon, Makeda Easter, Rebecca French, Jaime Fruge, Carlos Guzman, Erica Henderson, Ashley Horn, Mallory Horn, Lauren Hurstell, Naana Jefferson, LaShanna Leonard, Aileen Mapes, Mollie Miller, Drew Peerless, James Pitre, Varina Rush, Denzel Taylor and Ruben Trevino.
Date: April 19
Location: Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Dr.
Tickets: Free. Covered seating area tickets may be reserved the day of the performance. For more information visit www.milleroutdoortheatre.com.