Young performers stage Marching to Freedomland this weekend

The Germantown Theatre Centre has been established for nearly 80 years, utilizing talent spanning from professionals to youth and community theater. The company was formed when the property owners, Dr. John Minehart and his  wife, Violet converted a stone barn at the rear of their Germantown property into an intimate theater with storage for costumes, props and a dressing area.

Today, Theatre Centre is home to the Fresh Visions Youth Theatre Company, founded by Bruce Robinson.  Each year Robinson trains up to twenty-five young performers that range in age from 8 to 15 years old.

Robinson began acting at the Theatre Centre 40 years ago when it was known as the Germantown Theatre Guild and eventually, started to teach young children how to act.

Their annual production, “Marching to Freedomland”, a play examing civil rights history, written and directed by Robinson, will be on stage this weekend.  The play will be performed tonight, Friday, March 2 at 8 PM, Saturdays, March 3 & 10 at 3 pm and Sundays, March 4 & 11 at 3pm.  Tickets are  $12 for adults and $10 Students. 

For more information contact Germantown Theatre Centre at 215-621-7759, or

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