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The fifth installment of this ground-breaking interpretive theatre series–staged in Brown’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 710 High Street–tells a story of Arrow Rock residents Green and Nellie Wilson during the early 1880s.

As Green Henry Wilson prepares to wed Nellie Robinson on November 24, 1881, at Brown’s Chapel in Arrow Rock, he struggles with his mixed-race identity and what freedom truly means. Born into slavery fathered by his master, Green longs to be free of the shadow that looms over his mother as he and his bride dream of their future in Kansas. Green tells his mother, Ellen, of their plans only to meet with her disapproval. After all, as Ellen puts it, they can “pass as white,” and that gives them a brighter future in Arrow Rock.

LOCATION: BROWN’S CHAPEL
INFO? Contact Friends of Arrow Rock – 660-837-3231

fiddler: Pippa Letsky, playing her original tune “On the Way to Arrow Rock”