The East Lynne Theater Co. in Cape May presents Kyle Bass’s Possessing Harriet, about a young woman’s flight to freedom in 1839. Bass based the play on a true historic encounter between “the fair fugitive” Harriet Powell, abolitionist Gerrit Smith, his neice Elizabeth Cady, and Thomas Leonard, a free Black man who helped Harriet escape. Also included is the Harriet Tubman Museum of New Jersey.
Produced by Susan Wallner for State of the Arts. Camera: Joe Conlon. Second camera: Bob Szuter. Narrator: Nemuna Ceesay. Special thanks to Gayle Stahlhuth, The Chalfonte Hotel, Cape May.