Part of the Acts of Faith Theatre Festival, Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad is a play about friendship, fugitives and the pursuit of freedom. "It continues to enforce the ideas of tolerance and acceptance," Virginia Repertory Theatre associate artistic director Chase Kniffen says of the musical drama.
Narrated by Tubman and her friend Sarah Bradford, the play follows the abolitionist from her enslavement in Maryland to her escape to Philadelphia and through the decade she spent as a conductor on the Underground Railroad. "Certainly faith was a huge part of what kept her going," Kniffen says. Jan 31 to Feb. 9. Times vary. $15. The Children's Theatre at Willow Lawn. 282-2620 or va-rep.org .