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First for Freedom announces Season Dates

Show dates for Halifax County’s historical outdoor drama First for Freedom by Maxville B. Williams are June 26, 27, 28, July 3, 5, 10, 11 and 12th. Performed at the 4-H Rural Life Center Amphitheater 13763 Hwy. 903 in Halifax North Carolina

First for Freedom’s first season of performance was part of our nation’s bicentennial celebration in the summer of 1976. The drama is second longest consecutively running outdoor drama in the state of North Carolina. It is not too late to be apart of the 39th Season of First For Freedom. We are looking for townspeople for all ages, all abilities, all comfort levels. We are looking for behind-the-scenes help too – ticket booth, ushers, concessions, stage managers etc. Call Director Frankie King at (252) 308-7910 for more information.

Director's Notes

We thank you for attending the 2013 season of "First For Freedom". People ask if I get bored, doing the same show year after year. Well, each year is a new show. Each actor brings his or her own spin of a character. That makes a new show. Every year presents its own challenges---can we recruit enough actors and staff, upgrades that need to be made to the set and equipment, properly fitting costumes, etc.

Thanks to many of our actors loving this show and the story of Halifax and the Roanoke Valley so they work at recruiting. Hats off this year to Mr. Ed Johnson and the crew with Halifax County Operations. These great men worked hard to improve the appearance of the property.

Thanks to you all! There is a special thanks to the master craftsman, Chris Davis! Great job on the woodworking! We are continuing to hope and pray for the amphitheater in Halifax to be available for us to use soon. But, the county management and commissioners have been very accommodating and we appreciate their hospitality very much. I would like to ask you to help with this year's production.

Please spread the word and encourage other people to come and celebrate those that were First For Freedom!


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  • June 26 – Opening night
  • June 27
  • June 28
  • July 3
  • July 5
  • July 10
  • July 11
  • July 12 - Closing night

Bench-style seating is available, but attendees are encouraged to bring their own camp-style or stadium-style seating. Children 5 and Under are FREE!

First For Freedom Photographs