In 1861, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl was
published. If this year sounds familiar, it’s because this was also the time
the Civil War started.
This slave novel was written by Harriet Ann Jacobs using a
pen name and it takes readers along on the horrific journey that was her life.
It has since become a popular play and students at Lincoln
High School in Idaho Falls were able to watch it live in their gymnasium.
The Idaho Falls Arts Council brought the production to the
school as part of a history lesson that also showed the students the resiliency
of the human spirit. Immediately following the production, students attended a
workshop where they learned more about slavery and the arts.
Saturday, this literature to life original will take the
stage of the Colonial Theater where the audience will pay $45 for the privilege.
Friday’s performance was done free of charge.