History Department
History Department

"Freedom Fighter: The Story of a Traitor"

Fri, September 21, 2012 | Dougherty Arts Center Theater (1110 Barton Springs Rd, Austin TX, 78704)

8:00 PM

For the first time on the Austin stage comes the true story of David Fagen, a young African-American soldier who found himself fighting on the wrong side of a war for independence. Feeling abandoned by a racist society and questioning the morality of the war, David abandoned his country, joined the rebellion, and became a legend in his own time.

“Freedom Fighter” is a post-modern exploration of racism, war, imperialism, patriotism, censorship, and morality. Featuring live music, video, and dance, the play illuminates not only a forgotten part of American history, but an extraordinary, controversial story of courage and personal convictions.

Written and directed by award-nominated playwright Philip Kreyche ("Love Me," 2010). Stage Managed by Ryan Manning.

"FREEDOM FIGHTER" plays August 23rd-25th, 30th, 31st, September 1st, and September 6th-8th at the Dougherty Arts Center Theater (1110 Barton Springs Rd, Austin TX, 78704). All showtimes are at 8pm. Run time will be roughly 2 hours 15 minutes, with a 10 minute intermission.

General admission is $15, student tickets are $10. Tickets will be available at the box office, or you may reserve tickets by calling 512-422-5705.

Freedom Fighter play website

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