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Turpentine Jake

Part of Metro’s Great Plains Theatre Conference
Tuesday, June 1, 2010 - 7:30pm
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Omaha Community Playhouse
6915 Cass Street
Omaha, NE 68132
Price: $10/ticket

Turpentine Jake,” by James E. Hurd Jr. and Linda Bannister, The Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St., June 1, 7:30 p.m., $10

Part of Metropolitan Community College’s Great Plains Theatre Conference, “Turpentine Jake” tells the true story of one turpentiner who escaped the camps in the forests of Florida and Georgia, where blacks were enslaved under “debt peonage” with only stories, songs and magic to help them survive. The play includes original work songs and folktales.

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