Three powerful one-act plays written and directed by Jacqui Parker, Wrestling with Freedom connects African-American history to the country’s present predicament. In play one, the audience is transported to the 18th century and meets Phillis Wheatley and her friend Obour Tanner. Play two is set in the 19th century with Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass and John Brown, just before the raid on Harper’s Ferry. In play three, set three years in the future in 2020, a modern-day civil war is looming.
VIP status includes entrance 30 minutes before show time for special table seating, with appetizers and beverages prepared by Ethnica Catering in Hibernian Hall’s kitchen. Purchase VIP tickets at least five days in advance of show date to secure a reservation and ensure sufficient quantities.
Friday, February 24 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, February 25 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, February 26 @ 4:00pm
VIP – $35
General Admission – $25
Senior/Student – $15
Image: Phillis Wheatley (detail of Boston Women’s Memorial by Meredith Gang Bergmann, 2003)