Events for Friday, October 14, 2022

Possessing Harriet at East Lynne Theater Co.

In 1839, in Peterboro, NY, Thomas Leonard, a freed slave, helps Harriet Powell escape from her Southern owner who is visiting the area. While hiding in an attic, a price on her head, waiting to be taken to Canada in the dead of night, Harriet is with abolitionist Gerrit Smith and suffragette Elizabeth Cady (before she married Stanton). Confronted with new and difficult ideas about race and identity, Harriet faces the costs and benefits of freedom. Can Leonard, Smith and Cady convince her to go to Canada – and freedom? ELTC is presenting its fourth production and NJ premiere. Mr. Bass received a commission from the Onondaga Historical Association to write POSSESSING HARRIET. It is based on a true story.

Sherlock Holmes Weekend

“Sherlock Holmes & Send in the Clowns” Join fellow sleuths over a weekend of mystery with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s master sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, and his loyal friend Dr. John Watson, in an original mystery, “Sherlock Holmes and Send in the Clowns!,” written by Jacklyn Fazio.The play begins Friday evening and ends on Sunday with the mystery revealed! Stalk the streets of Cape May in your own search of clues to help fill in the missing pieces while competing for the grand prize: a weekend for two to next year’s performance. Tickets include all performances. Full weekend packages including accommodations are available.