On a cold winter night in 1831, the ghost of a formerly enslaved Black woman possessed Abby Kelley, an Irish Quaker farm girl from rural Massachusetts. The ghost would drive Kelley for the next 35 years to become one of the leading anti-slavery activists of her time. Weaving together historical speeches with period song and dance, WHERE SPIRIT RIDES tells the haunting true story of these two women – one living, one dead — who struggled for the abolitionist cause across the bitter, and at times absurd landscape of antebellum America, and won.
A solo theatre/dance work devised and performed by Lisa Biggs
75 minutes, no intermission. Adult content, suitable for mature audiences only.
Photo credit: Paul Sisson