March 25, 2020

Crossroads Reschedules “Freedom Rider” for Fall

POSTPONED: Crossroad Theatre Company’s production of “Freedom Rider” will now take place September 10-20 instead of the originally scheduled date in April. The play centers on the historic journey of the Freedom Riders 58 years ago. Pictured from left are playwrights Nikkole Salter, Murray Horwitz, Nathan Louis Jackson, Ricardo Khan, and Kathleen McGhee-Anderson.

Crossroads Theatre Company’s world premiere production of Freedom Rider has been rescheduled to run September 10–20 in the Arthur Laurents Theatre of the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC). The play, which was originally set to run April 9-19, was rescheduled in response to federal, state, and local mandates to address the spread of COVID-19.

“We value every aspect of our theatre family and we want everyone to be assured that the health and welfare of our audiences, performers, creative team, and staff are our first priority,” said Anthony P. Carter, president of Crossroads Board of Trustees.

For members, patrons and groups who have already purchased tickets, Crossroads will honor those purchases with replacement tickets for the rescheduled performance(s).

“We are excited about the world premiere of Freedom Rider and look forward to sharing this timely production with our theatergoers,” Carter said. “We are especially honored that our play will once again open NBPAC’s season.”

Crossroads’ Paul Robeson opened NBPAC’s inaugural season last year.

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