Now in its fifth year, Station Hope has grown into an eagerly anticipated event that draws on the arts to speak about human rights and justice. The event, coordinated by Cleveland Public Theatre and drawing on the talents of more than 250 dancers, musicians, storytellers, actors, visual artists and other, takes place at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Ohio City’s Hingetown neighborhood which was a stop on the underground railroad in the mid 19th century.
That history makes it the ideal setting and springboard for the performers and artists who addressed issues of civil rights, freedom, justice and acceptance of differences in the church’s two buildings, on the closed-off street in front of the church, on its lawn and in tents set up next door. As usual, a wide mix of folks of all ages and races soaked in performances that were both entertaining and powerful on a lovely summer evening.
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