Insurrection: Holding History

convergence continuum

Cleveland, OH (Tremont)
Professional Theatre

By: Jeannine Gaskin

October 14 - November 5, 2022

Show Description:

Struggling with his graduate thesis on slavery, Ron, a gay, black student at Columbia, attends a family reunion to celebrate his great-great-grandfather T.J.’s 189th birthday. Despite the fact that T.J. can’t move, hear, or speak, T.J. (given voice by the spirit of Mutha Wit) convinces Ron to take him back to his old home in Virginia. Fracturing the space-time continuum as they go further south, they arrive on the eve of Nat Turner’s doomed 1831 uprising to see Nat Turner himself racing through the woods. Encouraged to understand his ‘past’ in order to understand his ‘present’ and the perception-altering confrontation with what it means to be ‘free’, Ron discovers that how the authenticity of history unfolds depends on the perception of the storyteller.

Staff and Cast


Andrew Pope (TJ)

Chelsea Anderson (Izzie Mae)
Isaiah Betts (Hammet)
Kadijah Wingo (Mutha Wit)
Laprise Johnson (Gertha)
Matthew Raybeam (Nat Turner)
Mike Frye (Cop, Detective, etc.)
Sydney Smith (Octavia/Katie Lynn)
Wesley Allen (Ron)


8pm Thursdays
8pm Fridays
8pm Saturdays

Runtime: About 2h (with intermission)


$15 - $20

(216) 687-0074

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Health and Safety Guidelines

All patrons will be required to wear a mask throughout the performance.

Content Advisories

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The Liminis
2438 Scranton Rd
Cleveland, OH 44113