State of the Arts

"Possessing Harriet" at the East Lynne Theater Co.

Clip: Season 41 Episode 2 | 7m 11s

Loading Player...

The East Lynne Theater Co. in Cape May presents Kyle Bass’s “Possessing Harriet,” about a young woman's flight to freedom in 1839. Bass based the play on a true historic encounter between "the fair fugitive" Harriet Powell, abolitionist Gerrit Smith, his neice Elizabeth Cady, and Thomas Leonard, a free Black man who helped Harriet escape. Also included is the Harriet Tubman Museum of New Jersey.

Aired: 10/19/22 | Rating: NR

Watch Full length

More Extras From This Episode

See all Extras

More Episodes

See all Episodes

More Arts and Music Shows

Browse all Arts and Music Shows

Sign into PBS

By creating an account, you acknowledge that PBS may share your information with our member stations and our respective service providers, and that you have read and understand the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Confirm Your Local Station

To help you find your favorite shows and great local content, we've selected a PBS station in your area.

Please confirm that WETA is your preferred local station, or choose another station below.