Public Program A Revolutionary Encounter in London: A historically-based play written and directed by Debbie Wiess Register registration required at no cost 27 September 2021.Monday, 5:30PM - 6:30PM Virtual Play Cathryn Philippe, Steve Auger, actors Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section37/1927poems_wheatleylg.jpg

On May 8, 1773 enslaved African-American poet Phillis Wheatley left Boston to travel to London to promote her book of poetry Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral, to be published there later that summer. During her six week stay Phillis would have the opportunity to meet many notables, one of whom was American founding father Benjamin Franklin. The play recounts the meeting of these two Colonial American icons. A special version of the full-length play will be presented as a staged reading. Local actors Cathryn Philippe and Steve Auger are featured in the roles of Miss Wheatley and Mr. Franklin.

Please note, this is an online event held on the video conference platform, Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with links to join the program.

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