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Central Square Theater
450 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02139
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2 reviews
1 stars
Venue was easy to find, intimate, very comfortable and staff was very helpful and friendly. Parking was convenient and reasonably priced. Dress to me, was business casual and the audience adhered respectfully to it. Great time. Highly recommended.
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Parking in Public lot across the street.
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"Harriet Jacobs"
11 ratings
4.9 average rating
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lulu belle
98 events
64 reviews
9 stars
attended Jan 07 2010

The acting was excellent. The set was cleverly executed. I would have liked a fuller explanation of why Harriet went with Sam.

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32 events
14 reviews
9 stars
attended Jan 07 2010

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.

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10 reviews
0 stars
attended Jan 24 2010

This was a truly excellent production in every way - acting, directing, story, music. The story was powerful and heartbreaking. My friends and I are so glad we went.

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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.