Live history through the eyes of a young Black Mormon pioneer woman.
At 20 years of age, in 1842, Jane Elizabeth Manning James led her family of 9 on foot from Buffalo, New York to Nauvoo, Illinois, to follow the Latter-day Saint prophet, Joseph Smith, then later traveled westward to the Salt Lake Valley, arriving here in 1847. Throughout her life, Jane’s faith never wavered, even though she endured racism, sexism, poverty and persecution within her own church. Her inspiring story of courage, endurance and hope is recreated in the production I Am Jane, written by Margaret Blair Young.
I Am Jane runs June 9 – 19, 2010 at the Grand Theatre in Salt Lake City with evening performances beginning at 7:30pm and 2pm matinees on Saturday, June 12th and June 19th. Purchase tickets on line at www.the-grand.org or call the ticket office at 801-957-3322.
Presented and produced by Keith Hamilton and the I Am Jane Foundation.