Patience of Nantucket is a dramatization of the tragic life of Patience Cooper, an African-American woman in nineteenth century Nantucket who was wrongfully convicted of the killing of an elderly shopkeeper. During her trial she is railroaded in a racial witch hunt that shakes up and tears apart the tiny island of Nantucket. Her turmoil is bonded by a secret love affair and tensions between the Quakers and Segregationists on the island. The play revives real characters from the period, including Rev. James Crawford, Pastor of the Pleasant Street Baptist Church that was located in the African Meeting House on Nantucket, now owned by Boston's Museum of African-American History.
Wednesday, September 20 is Pay-What-You-Can Night, however, there is a $12.50 minimum. The show begins at 7:30 PM.