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Northern Stage presents! New Works Now - The Last Queen of Canaan
book by Harrison Rivers, music by Jacob Yandura, lyrics by Rebekah Melocik, and directed by Lillian King

Categorized as: Performing Arts & Dance
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Join Northern Stage for our second annual New Works Now, a showcase and celebration of new plays. Inaugurated in 2014, New Works Now presents fully rehearsed staged readings of works new to the American theater.

The Last Queen of Canaan is a haunting new musical about the descendants of slavery living in depression era Virginia. Ginny is dreaming of a better life in Richmond with the man she has loved from childhood, but is afraid to leave her Grandmother, Cora. When a young white woman from the WPA arrives to record Cora's stories, the past emerges to stake its claim on the present, and everyone must fight to escape its clutches.

Admission is free, but seats are reserved so please contact the box office to secure your reservation at (802) 296-7000

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