Harriet Tubman

Matthew Whaley grad returns as part of play

Matthew Whaley grad returns as part of play

An actor's art came full circle on Friday with a performance of "Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad" at Matthew Whaley Elementary School.

Greg Stowers attended the school for his elementary years, graduating in 2002. Yesterday, as a member of Richmond's Virginia Repertory Theatre, he returned to the place that fostered his passion for performing.

"I'm very excited," Stowers said. "I haven't gone back since going there."

While he was a student at the school, Stowers met Genrose Lashinger, a music teacher who taught at the school for 34 years and defined the course of Stowers' life.

"He's always had that spark,"...

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