Join Revolutionary Spaces for the debut of Phillis in Boston, an original new play dramatizing a key moment in the life of both the nation and the celebrated poet Phillis Wheatley, enslaved author of the landmark book Reflections on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral. Published in London in 1773, it was the first known book of poetry by an English-speaking person of African descent and the third book published by an American woman. Written by award-winning British-Nigerian playwright and screenwriter Ade Solanke and directed by Regge Life, an Emmy-nominated producer, director, and writer, Phillis in Boston explores the multiple struggles for freedom underway in Boston shortly after Wheatley returned in 1773 from a whirlwind visit to London.
1hr 0min (0 intermissions)
First Preview: November 1, 2023
Opening Night: November 3, 2023
Final Performance: December 3, 2023