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When I Crossed that Line to Freedom


Casting and Ensemble Specifications



HARRIET TUBMAN (Araminta Ross), protagonist – soprano

RACHEL ROSS, her younger sister – soubrette

BEN ROSS, her father – tenor

RITTIA ROSS, her mother – contralto

JOHN TUBMAN, her suitor – baritone

REVEREND SAM GREEN, Preacher and abolitionist - baritone

WILLIAM STILL, Abolitionist –tenor

CAROLINE, An older woman on the plantation – contralto

KEZZIAH, A woman on the plantation – soprano

ROBERT ROSS, Harriet’s brother / MALE RUNAWAY – baritone

EDWARD BRODESS, Plantation owner / OVERSEER PITTS – tenor


SATB Chorus of plantation residents, free Negroes, slave owners, farmers, townspeople, children, and abolitionists


Note about Casting: This production takes place in the years leading up to the American Civil War. As a matter of historical accuracy, casting is race specific. Blind casting is not permitted.

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