Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom NYC Reviews and Tickets
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Enchanting
About the Show
Based on the memoir of one of the youngest heroes of the civil rights movement, this solo drama makes the case that no one is too young to make history.
'Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom' tells the moving, true story of Lynda Blackmon, one of the youngest participants in the Selma to Montgomery March in 1965. Jailed nine times before her fifteenth birthday, Lowery fought alongside Martin Luther King, Jr. to secure the right to vote for African-Americans. 'Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom' lets audiences of all ages experience what it took to struggle nonviolently and how it felt to be part of changing American history. Adapted and directed by Ally Sheedy.
"'At times the lack of bells and whistles in this production is beneficial, allowing the audience to focus entirely on the story. But sometimes the show becomes a bit monotonous...A few visual aids would have helped enormously in establishing time, place, and mood...Fortunately, although Obi is young, she is also extremely talented. Her performance is often riveting and always believable...This story of a young girl who braved prison, insults, and injury needs to be told more than ever."