Margaret Garner

Inspired by the real life of Margaret Garner, an antebellum slave who escaped with her family from Kentucky’s Maplewood Farm only to face recapture in Ohio, Margaret Garner tells of the defiant, irrevocable, and devastatingly dramatic decision a mother makes. Rather than see her children returned to the horrors of slavery, Margaret attempts to kill them along with herself. When she succeeds, in part, the ensuing trial in which families and states battle over whether she is tried for murder or destruction of property paints a harrowing picture of America’s legacy of slavery. Sung in English with projected English titles