Missouri theater group tells story of former Missouri slave

Sunday, February 1, 2009 | 4:41 p.m. CST; updated 7:41 p.m. CST, Sunday, February 1, 2009

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.