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March 29 - March 31Free
Speranza Theatre Company and the Jersey City Office of Cultural Affairs are excited to present Unveiling Liberty. Please join us on the weekend of March 29th at the Apple Tree House (298 Academy Street) and travel back in time as we experience Jersey City in 1886 when the Statue of Liberty was unveiled!
About the Play:
It’s 1886 and ten-year-old Isabelle is enamored of the enormous statue about to be unveiled in New York harbor. Her father and brother are going to go watch the dedication, and Isabelle doesn’t understand why she’s not allowed, just because she’s a girl. But it turns out that the very thing Isabelle loves about the statue- that a woman has been chosen to represent liberty- has drawn the attention of the Woman’s Suffrage Association. They have something to say about it and a daring plan to make themselves heard. Meanwhile, Jackie, a young black woman, has her own thoughts about this statue, but is she even at liberty to express them? With cameo appearances by Lillian Devereux Blake, Emma Lazarus, Joseph Pulitzer and others, this play explores the state of women’s rights at the time of the birth of an iconic landmark. Written by Charlotte Rahn-Lee and Jennie Contuzzi.
Show Times (run-time for each show is 45 minutes):
- Friday, March 29 – 6:30 pm
- Saturday, March 30 – 2:30 pm, 6:30 pm
- Sunday, March 31 – 2:30 pm
This event is free and open to the public, but requires advanced registration. Please click here for more information or to reserve your spot.
This program is made possible, in part, by The Hudson County History Partnership Program, administered by The Hudson County Office of Cultural/Heritage Affairs.