Performer Leslie McCurdy in The Spirit of Harriet Tubman, Surrey SPARK Stages

An uplifting and inspiring performance for the whole family.

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Add to Calendar 20220529 160000 20220529 170000 America/Vancouver The Spirit of Harriet Tubman An uplifting and inspiring performance for the whole family. Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre 13750 88 Avenue


Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre 13750 88 Avenue

Tickets & Pricing

$16 - $26.  Four pack pricing available.

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Harriet Tubman escaped slavery and led hundreds of Black American slaves to freedom in Canada. Written and performed by Leslie McCurdy, this powerful one woman show is an uplifting and entertaining history lesson that has toured North America for an incredible 25 years. For a captivating hour, McCurdy lovingly portrays Harriet Tubman, while inspiring audiences to believe in their dreams and their potential to change the world. Described as a "powerful, must-see performance" and "something the whole family can enjoy!"

One show, for ages 8 and up:

These performances are part of Surrey SPARK Stages, a new series of year-round memory making performing arts experiences for kids and families that kicks off with a family weekend event. Join us for shows and activities all weekend for the whole family at the Surrey Arts Centre!

Resource Guide

Looking to prepare your students and children for the performance? We have a resource guide that includes a book list curated by Surrey Libraries that can help with questions  before, during and after the show. 


About Leslie McCurdy

As the recipient of the 2017 Vigor International Award and 2014 and 2000 Mayor’s Awards for Artist of the Year and Outstanding Performing Artist of Windsor Ontario respectively, Leslie McCurdy has forged her career entertaining audiences internationally. Leslie’s theatre credits include Mrs. Barker in American Dream; Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill; Risa in August Wilson's Two Trains Running; Nurse Ratchet in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest; Dorothy in The Wiz; Fraulein Kost in Cabaret; The Coochie-Snoocher in The Vagina Monologues. She also did a stint in ABC’s Detroit 1-87 and has appeared in several movies, including The Ides of March, under the direction of George Clooney, a featured role in Amanda and the Fox, a Joel Reisig production, and Deadlock with John X. Carey and Aqsa Altaf.

Leslie is also a successful playwright, having written four one-woman plays, three of which she performs by herself. The Spirit of Harriet Tubman, her most famous play that she celebrates 23 years of touring with, was a finalist for a Canadian Chalmers Award for Best New Play for Young Audiences. Leslie is also the subject of a documentary film for her work as an artist activist, The Leslie McCurdy Story: On the Money.