Paul Cuffe: In Search of a New Land
An original play by Samuel Harps
7.30 PM Friday September 9th, 2022
(6.30 PM Join us for a pre-performance reception, light refreshments will be served)
Dedee Shattuck Gallery, One Partners Lane, Westport MA
Free, pre-registration is required as seating is limited.
A WORK-IN-PROGRESS PERFORMANCE
Join us for a staged reading of chosen scenes from an original play by Samuel Harps based on the remarkable life of Captain Paul Cuffe (1759-1817). This workshop performance provides the first preview of the play for a live audience, offering new perspectives to inform our understanding of Paul Cuffe whose struggles and achievements as a person of African American and Native American descent in early 19th century New England continue to resonate today.