BOONVILLE – The first time that Thomas Pawley heard about Celia, he wasn't interested. The story caught his eye some years later, when the production company that owned the rights to the story dropped its plans because a key element was missing — Celia's voice.
Missouri theater group tells story of former Missouri slave
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