Freedom riders

Freedom Riders

The Massasoit Theatre Company’s Educational Outreach Program will stage “Freedom Riders,” directed by Steve Dooner, with middle school and high school students in mind, on three days in March.

The play is set in 1961 as two young women from Harvard try to decide if they should join the Freedom Rides of the 1960s. Among the characters are Martin Luther King, Jr. (Keion Jevon Lugay). Rosa Parks (Jayne Augustin), Malcolm X (Keandro Nunes), and many others who fought for civil rights.

The play will be performed in the Large Theatre of the Fine Arts Building on the Brockton Campus of Massasoit Community College on 1 Massasoit Blvd. in Brockton.

There will be a public performance on Saturday, March 9 at 8 p.m., with theatre tours available to a limited number of groups and an opportunity to talk back after the show.

School performances will take place on Monday, March 11 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and noon to 1:30 p.m. (with a March 12 snow date) and Wednesday, March 13 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and noon to 1:30 p.m. (with a March 14 snow date). There will be opportunities to talk back after these performances.

Tickets cost $16 for general patrons; $14 for seniors, students, or veterans; and $12 for groups of 10 or more. To purchase tickets, call 508-427-1234 or contact

To make school reservations, call Mark Rocheteau at 508-588-9100, ext. 1982 or email him at

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