05. February 2020 - 19:00 till 22:00
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Box! - A Hiphop Musical | Venice Island Performing Arts & Recreation Center | Wednesday, 05. February 2020

"There was no worse fate than my current state," raps Henry "Box" Brown (played by Dice Raw, associated with the Roots) in Henry Box Brown: A Hip Hop Musical. Brown would know; as a slave in 1840s Virginia, he worked with Quaker abolitionists in Philadelphia to have himself mailed in a three-foot-by-two-foot box from Richmond to Philly. He arrived 27 hours later — shipped by wagon, train, and steamboat — alive and a free man.