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MAD RIVER THEATER WORKS

MAD RIVER THEATER WORKS

“The oustanding quality of your work shines bright”

-Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

“Consistent quality of productions and integrity of theme and presentation”

-Smithsonian Institution

“A glimpse into the past, into our souls, with wit and genuine American ingenuity”

-The Annenberg Center

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Mad River Theater Works - Everybody’s Hero: The Jackie Robinson Story Promo Video
Mad River Theater Works - Wings of Courage Highlights
Mad River Theater Works - Promo Video

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Everybody's Hero: The Jackie Robinson Story
Wings of Courage

JOHN HENRY

John Henry is a well-known figure of American folklore. Born in poverty in rural West Virginia, John Henry’s incredible size and strength became legendary as he worked laying track for the railroads that crisscrossed the countryside in the late nineteenth century. No one could match his skill or his endurance, until the invention of the steam-powered driver, that is. We remember John Henry for his famous contest with this newfangled machine. John won the day, but died soon afterwards of a broken heart. John Henry realized that ordinary men could not compete with the iron workhorses of the industrial revolution and that the days of men like him were numbered. John Henry, uses storytelling, drama, and music to bring the story of an American legend to life. It is a tale that speaks to young and old alike and carries a strong contemporary parallel about the importance of our humanity in the face of changing technology.

Age Appropriateness: Kindergarten through 8th grade
Duration: 50 minutes plus a Question and Answer session
Number of performers: 2 actors plus stage manager
Music: contains live music (electric guitar)

JOHN HENRY

John Henry is a well-known figure of American folklore. Born in poverty in rural West Virginia, John Henry’s incredible size and strength became legendary as he worked laying track for the railroads that crisscrossed the countryside in the late nineteenth century. No one could match his skill or his endurance, until the invention of the steam-powered driver, that is. We remember John Henry for his famous contest with this newfangled machine. John won the day, but died soon afterwards of a broken heart. John Henry realized that ordinary men could not compete with the iron workhorses of the industrial revolution and that the days of men like him were numbered. John Henry, uses storytelling, drama, and music to bring the story of an American legend to life. It is a tale that speaks to young and old alike and carries a strong contemporary parallel about the importance of our humanity in the face of changing technology.

Age Appropriateness: Kindergarten through 8th grade
Duration: 50 minutes plus a Question and Answer session
Number of performers: 2 actors plus stage manager
Music: contains live music (electric guitar)

WATCH

Mad River Theater Works - Everybody’s Hero: The Jackie Robinson Story Promo Video
Mad River Theater Works - Wings of Courage Highlights
Mad River Theater Works - Promo Video

LISTEN

Everybody's Hero: The Jackie Robinson Story
Wings of Courage
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© 2017 Baylin Artists Management
721 Hyde Park   Doylestown, PA 18902
p. 267-880-3750 f. 267-880-3757
© 2017 Baylin Artists Management