Set in a free black community during pre-Civil War America, Gabrielle Fulton’s powerful and evocative new play comes to MetroStage. In the aftermath of John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry, a young woman finds a revolutionary hiding in the field. The powerful attraction between them – and the trouble fast on his heels – turns her world upside down. Uprising challenges our notions of freedom and responsibility, messages that are just as relevant today as they were 150 years ago. Uprising is based in part on historical research that Fulton did, as well as the life of her own great-grandmother.