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      Patron's Evening @ the Bijou: Freeman Center & Westport Historical Society in Bridgeport


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      May 30, 2019

      Thursday   6:00 PM

      275 Fairfield Avenue
      Bridgeport, Connecticut 06604

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      Patron's Evening @ the Bijou: Freeman Center & Westport Historical Society

      Bridgeport’s Mary & Eliza Freeman Center for History and Community & the Westport Historical Society partner once again to present a benefit presentation of “A JOURNEY: Musical One-Woman Show” – to support the Freeman Center’s restoration of the historically significant Mary & Eliza houses and its programs. Patron's Reception: 6pm, Doors: 7pm, Show: 7:30. Patron Tickets are $65.00 per person. (For other price levels $20 & $30 go to http://bijoutheatrect.ticketfly.com). They include a pre-theatre reception catered by Trattoria ‘A Vuccella (cash bar) from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Donors may select theatre seats or table seating (first come, first serve). All donations made on this evening will be matched by a generous donor, so please come and bring your friends.  “A JOURNEY: Musical One-Woman Show” is an intricate look at the Black experience told through the eyes of the Black woman and performed by one woman, professional actress and singer Kimberly Wilson. Westport resident, Ms. Wilson skillfully tells of the struggles and influence of Black womanhood with strength, dignity and pride and in perfect lockstep with the history of the United States. The Show brings to life 8 historical African-American women, including Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Rosa Parks, Maya Angelou, African Queen, a Slave girl and introducing - Bridgeport’s own Mary Freeman (1815-1883), whose historic 1848 home still bears witness to the storied, free, Black and Paugussett settlement - Little Liberia (circa 1822).

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