January 30, 2023 – February 12, 2023 all-day

Family Weekend Performance Dates: February 11-12, 2023 

School Day Matinee Dates: January 30 - February 10, 2023 

Touring Dates: February 14 - May 12, 2023 

I’ll die with this hammer in my hand, Lord, Lord— 
I’ll die with this hammer in my hand. 

It was the age of steel drivers and riverboat captains, of telegraphs and travel on horseback, of explosive dynamite and great coal steamers chugging along the rails. The tracks of The Transcontinental Railroad were being laid down faster than you could shake a stick at them – and John Henry knew he had to follow those tracks to his destiny. But when a new invention threatens to take his livelihood and those of all his steel-driving companions, he decides it’s time to take a stand. The race is on between man and machine, and John Henry is committed to the very end – even if it means making the ultimate sacrifice. 

Adapted by Larry and Vivian Snipes 

Best enjoyed by ages 8 and up 

 Location: The LCT Main Stage and On Tour

Length of Show: Approximately 1 hour long 

Family Weekend Performance Info

Saturday, February 112:00pm & 7:00pm*
Sunday, February 122:00pm

*Pay What You Will 

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School Day Matinee Info

Monday-Thursday, January 30 - February 2 
Wednesday-Friday, February 8-10 
10:00am & 11:45am 

Recommended for – 3rd-10th grade 
Curricular ConnectionsLegends, Folk Tales, Music, African-American Literature & Culture, U.S. History, The Industrial Revolution 

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