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André De Shields is Frederick Douglass: Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory at Flushing Town Hall

Where

Flushing Town Hall 1653059553
137-35 Northern Blvd
Flushing, NY 11354 United States
Phone:
(718) 463-7700
Website:
https://www.flushingtownhall.org/andre-de-shields

Details

When

June 19

Tickets
$40.00

About

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.