The Petition – Revolutionary Spaces

AUG 12 – SEP 29, 2019

At the Old State House

He stood by his countrymen, even if they would not stand by him.

In Boston in 1774, the Sons of Liberty cry out for freedom from tyranny. But for the thousands of men, women, and children enslaved in Massachusetts, the words “liberty” and “freedom” have a very different meaning. Abolitionist and free black man Prince Hall knows that the people are hungry for change, but will the men in power listen? And how much suffering will this country endure if they cannot end this injustice now?

Two actors take on half a dozen characters in this immersive theatrical experience staged in the Council Chamber of the Old State House. Audience members have the opportunity to offer the testimony of real Boston colonists in the room where Prince Hall met with the Royal Governor to push for an end to the slave trade in Massachusetts.

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