Mad River Theatre Works, a traveling company of actors, will debut “Freedom Bound,” an original play that explores the history of the Underground Railroad, tonight at Saint Mary’s. Richard Baxter, director of Special Events for the College, said he first heard of “Freedom Bound” from a friend who recommended the theatre company to him. “I had heard about Mad River Theatre productions from one of my colleagues and we had an opportunity to book the group on a return trip from a performance in Chicago,” he said. Baxter said the play tells the story of Addison White, a fugitive slave in the mid-19th century. Though White successfully escapes to the North, he is not free due to a Fugitive Slave law that stated a U.S. Marshal could recapture slaves and send them back South. When White’s owner took the case to court, it received national attention, Baxter said. Baxter said the the chance to bring “Freedom Bound” to Saint Mary’s was too enticing to resist. “The opportunity was too good to pass up,” he said. Though he had difficulties scheduling the performance time, Baxter said he is excited to introduce the Saint Mary’s community to this historical era. “I hope the audience will leave with a deeper appreciation for the role of the Underground Railroad in our region’s history,” he said. Baxter said he hopes “Freedom Bound” will be an enlightening experience for all involved. “Audience members may expect an outstanding performance from an award winning theatre company,” he said. “Freedom Bound” premieres tonight at 7:30 p.m. in O’Laughlin Auditorium at the Moreau Center for the Arts at Saint Mary’s. Tickets costs $8 with a student ID and $18 for the general public. Tickets may be purchased before the event, by visiting www.moreaucenter.com or by calling 574-284-4626.
…cops hunting for 3 others – PoliceTwo men have been arrested for beating to death 20-year-old fisherman Alvin Seenarine, and seriously injuring his brother at Zeelugt, East Bank Essequibo (EBE).Crime Chief (ag) Michael KingstonThis is according to Crime Chief (ag) Michael Kingston, who confirmed to Guyana Times on Saturday that the two suspects are currently in the lock-ups as the probe continues. Kingston said that the police are also hunting for three other individuals who are linked to the beatings/murder.Alvin also called “Chockoloo”, of Lot 820 G Zeelugt North, EBE, along with his brother, Devendra, had visited a relative’s home located in the same village and were reported to have been imbibing alcohol. The brothers left at about 22:45h but shortly afterwards, residents in the area said that they heard a loud commotion and rushed to investigate.One resident related that it was noticed that three men armed with instruments were beating Devendra, who is presently at the West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH) battling for his life.The other brother, Alvin, was discovered in a motionless state a short distance away from his injured brother with multiple wounds about his body.Residents picked up Alvin along with his brother and transported them to the Leonora Cottage Hospital.However, by the time the two brothers arrived at the hospital, one was already dead.Alvin was pronounced dead on arrival while his brother was immediately admitted for emergency medical treatment.As a result of the severity of his injuries, Devendra was subsequently transferred to the WDRH for further treatment where he was admitted. There he remains, up to press time, in a serious condition.The matter was then reported to the police who immediately began hunting for the three alleged assailants.