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Underground Railroad play graduates from school to Proctors

From left, Cornelius Geaney, Kevin Craig West and Bianca Stinney rehearse a scene from the Capital Repertory production of “A Friend of a Friend.” (photo: Joe Schuyler)
From left, Cornelius Geaney, Kevin Craig West and Bianca Stinney rehearse a scene from the Capital Repertory production of “A Friend of a Friend.” (photo: Joe Schuyler)
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There are thousands of compelling accounts relating to the Underground Railroad in the two to three decades before the Civil War, but few of them can match the drama and suspense found in the stories of Solomon Northup and Charles Nalle. Northup, who lived much of his life in Saratoga Springs, and Nalle, who made Troy his home after escaping to freedom in 1858, have the kind of life history that, according to Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill ...

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