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January 18, 2022

at the

Peoria Civic Center Theater

TURNING 15 ON THE ROAD TO FREEDOM, a new musical filled with traditional and original Gospel and Freedom songs, tells the moving and inspiring true story of Lynda Blackmon Lowery, the youngest person to walk all the way from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, on the Voting Rights March in 1965. Jailed nine times before her 15th birthday, Lynda and her friends and neighbors fought alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to secure the right to vote for African Americans. Ally Sheedy (The Breakfast Club, High Art, Psych), adapted the award - winning memoir by Lynda Blackmon Lowery (Dial Press, 2016) for the stage. TURNING 15 ON THE ROAD TO FREEDOM is directed by Fracaswell Hyman and the music director is Joshuah Brian Campbell . Produced by Lynda Blackmon Lowery, Miran da Barry, Amy Sprecher, Voza Rivers and the New Heritage Theatre Group.

Recommended for ages 10 and up.  TURNING 15 ON THE ROAD TO FREEDOM tells the true story of the sometimes brutal period of Civil Rights history in the United States. There is video of actual events and stylized dramatizations. Some of this content might not be appropriate for children under 10.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022: 1:00 p.m.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022: 7:30 p.m.

  • TOTAL RUN TIME: Coming Soon

The performance will begin promptly at the advertised curtain time. Latecomers will be held outside of the theater until the tour approved entrance time.

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