Presented by North Carolina Central University
Directed by Dr. Arthur Rees
A musical play adapted from a 21 award winning short film of the same title. “Underground” is a powerful slave story told through song by Akil DuPont.
A field slave, Bali, plans to escape from slavery after learning that his master is going to sell his young daughter, Emala. With reluctant house slave Dembi, they strike out in the dead of night, singing Negro spirituals that they hope will guide and protect them on their perilous journey to freedom.