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Actress to perform as Harriet Tubman

October 21, 2005

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Actress and storyteller Ilene Evans moves from the Morgan County schools to the stage of the Ice House on Tuesday at 7:30pm for a free performance of "General Moses," stories from the life of Harriet Tubman. The evening event is produced by the Morgan Arts Council (MAC) as part of its Adopt-a-School program.

Evans stages her one-woman show as part of the West Virginia Humanities Foundation's "History Alive!" program.

The Ice House is on the corner of Independence and Mercer streets in downtown Berkeley Springs.

"We're thrilled to have this opportunity to present to the community the life of this heroic woman, and to give children the opportunity to bring their parents to enjoy an artist they experience in their classroom," said Bibi Hahn, the MAC volunteer who arranged for Evans to return. "Ilene is one of our most popular artists," said Hahn. "Teachers and students begged us to bring her back."

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The Morgan Arts Council's Adopt-a-School program has presented almost 1300 artists in all nine Morgan County schools since 1978 often presenting the same artist to the whole community in an evening performance.

The Adopt-a-School program is supported by the West Virginia Commission on the Arts, the Morgan County School Board and local donors. For more information, call 304-258-2300 or check www.macicehouse.org. The Ice House is located on the corner of Independence and Mercer streets in downtown Berkeley Springs.

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