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Thirst for Freedom is directed by Kim Starling and features performances by Seda Tuncok as Ona and Matt Recine as John Langdon, along with Jordan Raymond, Lionel Loveless, John Bolduc, Haley Devalliere, John Jenks Seymour, Richard Glenn Ward, and Clark Kaddy as Dame Sally.
Thirst for Freedom is co-produced by Jukwaa Mazoa Theatre Productions and in association with The Black Heritage Trail of NH and The Players' Ring.
"This may be a historical play but the story it tells is still relevant to our experience today. Degrading laws are still being enacted with impunity, books being banned for the sake of weaponized ignorance, and knees still crushing the civil liberties of too many. We go backward if we do not heed the lessons of the past and that is what art, theatre, books and music provide us access to in the here and now." Kim Starling, Director of Thirst for Freedom
In conjunction with this production, NHTP will host a film screening of Free Renty: Lanier v. Harvard on September 27 at NHTP. More info can be found here.