ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Rochester continues to celebrate Frederick Douglass' 200th birthday and the Multi-use Community Cultural Center put him in the limelight Monday night. 

"Miracles in the Life of Frederick Douglass" took the stage as actors and actresses explored the abolitionist's life before he lived in Rochester. 

Written and directed by local playwright Robert Djed Snead, the play starts with Douglass's early years and continues through his life until his departure for Europe. 

One of the major themes of the play is overcoming the odds. 

"He took his manhood and he took his humanity and said, 'you know, no I'm not going to live a slave or die a slave,'" said Jded Snead.

The play is just one of nine in the Fourth Annual Bronze Collective Theatre Fest. 

The festival runs through this week, with each production starting at 7:30 p.m. a 2 p.m. show Sunday.