Harriet Jacobs, A Drama Based on a Harrowing True Story of Slavery
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The last date listed for Harriet Jacobs was Friday January 22, 2010 / 8:00pm.
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Pulp becomes palpable when two contemporary characters enter the world of a trashy romance novel in Her Aching Heart. Harriet and Molly just happen to both be reading the same book, the steamy Her Aching Heart, when their imaginations transport them right into the Victorian world of the trashy tale. Transformed into the wicked Harriet Hellstone and the saintly Molly Penhallow, the women indulge in bodice-ripping affairs, encounter absurd characters and are swept up in passions of epic proportions. Tony-nominated playwright Bryony Lavery has loaded this farce with songs, miracles and send-ups of countless cliches, each one funnier than the last. Lee Mikeska Gardner directs two actresses who portray every character -- males included -- in this witty and riveting comedy from The Nora Theatre Company. Learn More
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Writing, acting, staging..... all superb. This was my niece's first real theatre experience (other than broadway extravaganzas and high school plays). There couldn't have been a better introduction to hook her into the wonder of live theatre.
By Lydia R. Diamond
Directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian
Presented by Underground Railway Theater
A collaboration between Underground Railway Theater and The Providence Black Repertory Company, this East Coast Premiere by Lydia R. Diamond brings Harriet Jacobs’ astonishing true story, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, to the stage. This “immensely sophisticated” play about human oppression, and how certain people rise above it, allows Jacobs to reach out to us from her own era and compel us to look at our history as if for the first time in her unsparing yet beautifully poetic coming-of-age story.
About the Ticket Supplier: Central Square TheaterThe Central Square Theater is home to Underground Railway Theater (URT) and The Nora Theatre Company, two professional theater companies with a combined track record of over 48 years of excellence.
URT has a 29 year history of connecting high quality professional theater with communities, performing new plays for young audiences, families and adults, and teaching through its rigorous education programming. Combining actors, puppetry and music, URT reaches out to and engages diverse audiences with performances of great beauty and compelling social content.
During The Nora's 19 years, audiences and the media have recognized it for its exceptionally high quality work. Mission-driven to bring cutting-edge, thought- provoking, and contemporary productions to New England audiences, The Nora has introduced local audiences to Boston, New England, and/or world premieres.