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It Must All Be Done In Darkness

Presented by Castle of our Skins and Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) at BCA Plaza Black Box, Boston MA

Apr 14 - 15 2023
It Must All Be Done In Darkness

It Must All Be Done In Darkness: an opera by Anthony R. Green

“It must all be done in darkness…” is an intimate and immersive experience centered on Harriet Jacobs time spent in isolation.

A writer, abolitionist, and survivor, Jacobs spent seven years in isolation before escaping to Massachusetts and earning her freedom. Through film, movement, audience participation, and music, this world premiere opera celebrates Jacobs and her story of perseverance. A story that begs for us to learn, grow, and heal.

This project was created by Anthony R. Green, with support from the Berlin University of the Arts, Boston Cultural Council, Castle of our Skins, and the ancestors.


Castle of our Skins is proud to participate in Massachusetts’ Card to Culture program; a collaboration between Mass Cultural Council and the Department of Transitional Assistance, the Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Nutrition Program, and the Massachusetts Health Connector, by breaking down the financial barriers to cultural programming.

EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare cardholders receive discounted admission of $8 to all Castle of our Skins’ “It Must All Be Done in Darkness” performances. Cardholders should present their respective card at the door to gain admission. See the complete list of participating organizations offering EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare discounts.

Friday's performance will be pay-what-you like. Saturday's performances ar $15 for students and seniors and $20 for adults.

Contact: (617) 933-8600

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The Friday 7pm show will be followed by a talk-back with the composer and performers. 


BCA Plaza Black Box

539 Tremont Street, Boston , MA 02116


    • Wheelchair Access

COVID-19 Phased Reopening Details


For the safety and comfort of all who attend our shows, all patrons must wear masks throughout the building unless actively eating or drinking.

Face Masks Required: Yes
Social Distancing: No
Limited Capacity: Yes
Reservations Required: Yes
Proof of Vaccination Required: No

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Dates and Times

Fri, Apr 14, 2023

7:00 pm at BCA Plaza Black Box

Sat, Apr 15, 2023

4:30 pm at BCA Plaza Black Box

Sat, Apr 15, 2023

8:00 pm at BCA Plaza Black Box

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