As a young girl, Harriet Jacobs spent seven years hiding as a fugitive in her grandmother's attic. In 1861, she put those seven years on paper. Now, those seven years are told through a 50-minute performance at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center in New Bedford.

The play shines a light on the traumas of slavery, particularly for women and children. True to the book, spectators can understand the “peculiar institution” of slavery, told from the unique first-person perspective. This story is especially important to us because it's woven in New Bedford's history.

"Harriet Jacobs visited New Bedford on several occasions as her brother John Jacobs, also a freedom seeker, lived here for a time and worked on ships in the port of New Bedford," reports the Zeiterion's press pack.

Cherita Armstrong stars in the performance in the lead role. Don't miss out on this event on Thursday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are just $25 for stage seating.