TheatreWorks Centre for the Performing Arts returns to Miners Memorial on June 22 and 23 with an original play, The March of the Innocents.
In 1903, Mary "Mother" Jones organized the March of the Mill Children, a hundred-mile trek to draw attention to the plight of working children and others in the textile industry. The March of the Innocents inspires us to feel hope that change is possible when courageous peoples stand up, link arms, and speak truth to power. However, it also forces us to ask: are working children truly a thing of the past?
"In Georgia where children work day and night they have just passed a law to protect songbirds. What about the little children from whom all song is gone?" —Mother Jones.
Two performances of March of the Innocents take place at the Cumberland Masonic Hall over the Miners Memorial weekend; Saturday, June 22 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, June 23 at 2:00 pm. Admission is by donation with proceeds to TheatreWorks and the Cumberland Museum and Archives. All are welcome to attend.