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Renowned theater company is coming to Lynn

A theater company that has produced the works of Nobel Prize winners and featured some of Hollywood’s best known actors is coming to Lynn.

The Poets’ Theatre of Cambridge will give two performances of “The Boston Abolitionists” on Friday, Sept. 21 as part of Lynn’s celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Douglass.

The Poets’ Theatre has produced works by Samuel Beckett, Dylan Thomas, John Updike and others, and featured Tommy Lee Jones, Blythe Danner, Stockard Channing, and many more well-known actors.

“The Boston Abolitionists” gives voice to a number of prominent abolitionists in the years leading up to the Civil War, including Douglass, who lived in Lynn in the 1840s and often spoke at meetings and rallies in Boston.

The 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. shows at the Lynn Cable TV studios, 181 Union Street, are free and open to the public, but seating is limited. For reservations, write to [email protected] and give your name and the number of seats requested.

 

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