The Ware Center Presents: 'The Unconquerable Spirit of Harriet Tubman,' 2/15

On February 15 at 7:30 PM, the Ware Center, Millersville University Lancaster will present "The Unconquerable Spirit of Harriet Tubman" featuring Canadian Leslie McCurdy.

Born into slavery in Maryland, Harriet Tubman not only ran away alone to escape slavery, she heroically returned to the south nineteen times to lead over 300 other slaves to freedom in the northern United States and Canada.

Her work as a nurse and a spy during the Civil War was instrumental in helping the North defeat the South, thus forcing the abolition of slavery in the United States. Her entire life was spent working for the benefit of others, while asking little for herself.

For a breathtaking hour, Ms. McCurdy embodies the "Spirit" of Tubman and shares Harriet's empowering story woven with words said to have been Harriet's own. Leslie takes the audience through Ms. Tubman's childhood, her harrowing solo flight from slavery, her dedicated involvement with the Underground Railroad, her victorious rescue mission during the civil war and her commitment to others in her later years and she does it all with only a trunk of costumes, stage lighting and a barren stage as her landscape.

This inspiring performance, by an artist described as being "of exceptional skill and grace," teaches of the faith and conviction that drove Harriet Tubman to follow her dreams; the spirit of the past connecting with the present, inspiring her charges to have the courage to do the same in envisioning their future.

Ms. McCurdy is an accomplished dancer, singer, playwright and teacher as well as an award-winning television, film and stage actress. She commands immediate attention with her strong, rich songs and childhood-like energy. Ms. McCurdy is a recipient of the Mayor's Award for Outstanding Performing Artist of Windsor, Ontario. She served as a choreographic and teaching assistant to Judith Jamison of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. She gives over 150 performances annually.

Ticket Information: This event is open to the public. Tickets cost $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $1 for MU students.Tickets may be purchased by calling 717-872-3811 or 717-871-2308. Online, at Or in person at The Ware Center Box Office (42 N. Prince St., Lancaster) or the Student Memorial Center Ticket Office (Room 103). Ticket Offices are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Advance reservations are strongly encouraged. If tickets are still available, tickets may be purchased the day of the show, one hour prior to the performance.

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