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Possessing Harriet at East Lynne Theatre Company —​ September 21 – October 15, 2022

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Sep 21

2022-09-21 2022-10-15 Possessing Harriet at East Lynne Theatre Company —​ September 21 – October 15, 2022

A New Jersey Premiere

Written by Kyle Bass

Directed by Mark Edward Lang

In 1839, in Peterboro, NY, Thomas Leonard, a freed slave, helps Harriet Powell escape from her Southern owner who is visiting the area. While hiding in an attic, a price on her head, waiting to be taken to Canada in the dead of night, Harriet is with abolitionist Gerrit Smith and suffragette Elizabeth Cady (before she married Stanton). Confronted with new and difficult ideas about race and identity, Harriet faces the costs and benefits of freedom. Can Leonard, Smith and Cady convince her to go to Canada – and freedom? ELTC is presenting its fourth production and NJ premiere. Mr. Bass received a commission from the Onondaga Historical Association to write POSSESSING HARRIET. It is based on a true story.

POSSESSING HARRIET had its World Premiere at Syracuse Stage, Syracuse, NY, in October 2018; Artistic Director Robert Hupp; Production Directed by Tazewell Thompson. It was originally commissioned by The Onondaga Historical Association, in Syracuse, NY; Gregg Tripoli, Executive Director.

Possessing Harriet by Kyle Bass
Copyright © 2013 All rights reserved.
Produced by arrangement with Kyle Bass and The Barbara Hogenson Agency, Inc.

​September 21 – October 15
Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8:00 PM

​Tickets: $35; 30 (ages 62+); $20 students and military (active/retired/veteran)
​Ages 12 and under free

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21 Sep 2022 - 15 Oct 2022
 500 Hughes Street, Cape May County, Cape May 08204, New Jersey, Cape May County, United States 500 Hughes Street, Cape May County, Cape May 08204, New Jersey, Cape May County, United States - Map Directions

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