Wrestling with Freedom at Gloucester Stage

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Presented by Gloucester Stage Company at Gloucester Stage Company , Gloucester MA

Feb 22 - 23
Wrestling with Freedom at Gloucester Stage

Boston’s famed abolitionist poet, Phillis Wheatley’s life comes alive at Gloucester Stage in Jacqui Parker’s (Director of The Agitators) new play.

Freed-slave and famed Boston poet, Wheatley was one of the best-known poets in pre-19th century America. Educated and enslaved in the household of prominent Boston commercialist John Wheatley, paraded in front of the still-young American political leadership and the English empire’s aristocracy, Phillis was the abolitionists’ illustrative testimony that freed slaves were both artistic and intellectual. She was a household name across the world after publishing her poetry in both England and

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