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    Harriet Jacobs

    Presented by at Central Square Theater

    January 7 - January 31, 2010


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    Harriet Jacobs

    A collaboration between Underground Railway Theater and The Providence Black Repertory Company, the East Coast Premiere of Harriet Jacobs (January 7 - January 31) by Lydia R. Diamond brings Harriet Jacobs’ astonishing true story, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl to the stage. The “immensely sophisticated” play about human oppression and how certain people rise above it allows Jacobs to reach out from her own era, and...

    A collaboration between Underground Railway Theater and The Providence Black Repertory Company, the East Coast Premiere of Harriet Jacobs (January 7 - January 31) by Lydia R. Diamond brings Harriet Jacobs’ astonishing true story, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl to the stage. The “immensely sophisticated” play about human oppression and how certain people rise above it allows Jacobs to reach out from her own era, and compel us to look at our history as if for the first time in her unsparing, yet poetic coming-of-age story.


    Central Square Theater

    450 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA 02139

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    Admission Info:
    $35 for adults, $25 for seniors, $20 for students, and $15 student rush, when available.


    General Day and Time Info:
    Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 PM, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM, with matinees on Sundays at 2 PM

    There will be special added Sunday evening performances at 7 PM on January 10. There will be no performances on January 20 and 27.

    New performances added: Sat. Jan. 30 at 3pm and Sun. Jan 31 at 7pm

    phone: 866-811-4111


    Accessibility Information: Currently, no accessibility information is available for this event.

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    Media Reviews

    • Event Name: Harriet Jacobs
      Article: In ‘Harriet,’ a story of a slave girl’s resilience
      Boston.com - Jan 12, 2010
      By Don Aucoin

      In “Harriet Jacobs,’’ Lydia R. Diamond’s searing dramatization of America’s legacy of slavery, Diamond mobilizes her gifted pen and her...
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      In “Harriet Jacobs,’’ Lydia R. Diamond’s searing dramatization of America’s legacy of slavery, Diamond mobilizes her gifted pen and her powers of empathy to tell the story of one extraordinary woman.
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    • Event Name: Harriet Jacobs
      Article: ‘Harriet’ gives voice to slave girl
      Boston Herald - Jan 12, 2010
      By Jenna Scherer

      There are some aspects of our history that defy the power of language to describe, and slavery is one of them. It’s only right that “Harriet...
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      There are some aspects of our history that defy the power of language to describe, and slavery is one of them. It’s only right that “Harriet Jacobs,” the story of a slave girl, begins with eight voices raised in wordless song.
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