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First for Freedom announces 2015 Season Dates

Show dates for the upcoming 2015 season of Halifax County’s historical outdoor drama First for Freedom by Maxville B. Williams are June 25, 26, 27, July 2, 3, 4 (at county court house steps), 9, 10 and 11th. 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. Make your plans now to be apart of the 40th Season of First For Freedom. We will need actors of all ages, all abilities, and all comfort levels. We will also be looking for behind-the-scenes help as well – lighting and sound technicians, ticket booth, ushers, concessions, stage managers etc. Contact our Managing Director Frankie King at (252) 308-7910 for more information.

2014 Director's Notes

This season started on such a high note. We were invited to participate in a glorious day that included meeting with the Secretary of Cultural Resources, several under secretaries, and other state and local officials, along with staff of Historic Halifax and concerned citizens. This was a day-long meeting about the future of Halifax. We were officially informed that the state had agreed to lease the Joseph Montfort Amphitheater back to Halifax County. This was definitely a high note. On the ride down hill, cast members were had to recruit, support from the past was no longer in place, hundreds of dollars worth of equipment was stolen from the storage facility, illness and relational death all occurred. Most would think that all of this calamity would cause us to throw our hands up. But, NO! This is the 39th season of "First For Freedom" and I have been involved with the production since 1977. I, and many others, believe in the importance of telling the story of Halifax. We believe in supporting the memory of Max Williams.

God has blessed us in many ways. We have made new friend in the new cast members, community partners have stepped up to help us by loaning equipment. As the director, and a proud citizen of Halifax County, I would like to thank these fine folks that have made this season possible. I also look forward to seeing this production back "at home" next year, as we will celebrate our 40th birthday!

After you read this and see this year's show, if you think you would like to help in some way to make this happen, your monetary gifts and your gift of time would be greatly appreciated. Let me know how I can help you help us.


Frankie King


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  • July 2 - Opening Night
  • July 3
  • July 4 - At Court House
  • July 9
  • July 10
  • July 11
  • July 16
  • July 17
  • July 18 - 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!

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