Family Series: Freedom in Our Time

Cape Town Opera

Featuring narration from the Mandela Trilogy cast, this performance features excerpts from Mandela Trilogy and introduces children and families to the legacy of former South African president Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. This special program presents Mandela’s upbringing in rural South Africa, the influence of music and dance from the townships of Soweto and the key family and political role models that shaped the life of this iconic world leader.

This engagement will include live music performed by Harris Theater Resident Company Chicago Philharmonic Society.

Sign Language Interpretation 

Sign Language interpretation will be provided for spoken content. For more information about accessible services at the Harris, please visit our Accessibility page.

What is the Family Series?

Family Series performances offer high-quality, engaging programming designed to cultivate the next generation of arts lovers. These hour-long performances are designed for children ages 4 and older and fun for the entire family, with opportunities to meet and interact with artists following each performance. And as always, audiences are encouraged to laugh, clap, and experience the theater in their own way — no shushing allowed!

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