March 6 - March 7, 2010
"Harriet Jacobs is a stirring, intricately layered work that stars Kami Rushell Smith in a performance you will find hard to forget" ~The Boston Globe. A collaboration between Underground Railway Theater and Providence Black Repertory Company, this play by Lydia Diamond brings Harriet Jacobs’ astonishing true story from the 1830s, "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl," to the stage. Diamond’s immensely sophisticated script about human oppression and how certain people rise above it enables Jacobs to reach out to us from her own era. The original author and the contemporary playwright compel us to look at our history as if for the first time in this unsparing yet beautifully poetic coming-of-age story. After selling out at Central Square Theater in Cambridge in January, "Harriet Jacobs" will run at Hibernian Hall in Roxbury two days only.
Event Name: Harriet Jacobs
Article: "Harriet Jacobs" Offers a Glimpse of Slavery
Bay State Banner - Mar 04, 2010
By Susan Haverson
Susan Haverson provides a preview of the engagement of "Harriet Jacobs" at Hibernian Hall, March 6-7, by writing a review of the play from its run at...
Susan Haverson provides a preview of the engagement of "Harriet Jacobs" at Hibernian Hall, March 6-7, by writing a review of the play from its run at Central Square Theater in January.
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