A cowrie shell. A silver coin. A manumission paper. They’re all unearthed during renovations at an 18th century New England manse. What’s their story? What secrets do they hold?

Forget your Zoom fatigue and find out! Hibernian Hall in Roxbury, MA presents a streamed reading of Seeing Violet by award-winning Boston playwright Peter Snoad. You can watch the show online for free at 7:00 pm on Thursday, April 22, and at anytime on April 23 and 24. Here’s the link: http://bit.ly/SeeingViolet2021

Seeing Violet won the Pestalozzi Prize for Best Full-Length Play at the 2020 New Works Festival of the Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport, MA, where it had its first public reading. Peter Snoad is active with Beacon Hill Scholars, a Boston nonprofit dedicated to increasing public awareness and understanding of the dynamic free Black community that existed on Beacon Hill in the 19th century, and its critical leadership role in the abolitionist movement and early civil rights struggles in Massachusetts.

If you’re interested in hosting a reading or production of Seeing Violet in your community or institution, please contact me at: peter@petersnoad.com

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