Need a #citybreak…. Catch this one man show, written by, and starring one of the United Kingdom’s most lauded stage and film actors Paterson Joseph, Charles Ignatius Sancho’s remarkable life is unveiled while casting new light on the often misunderstood narratives of the British-African experience, which are parallel to the stories of many African-Americans today. The play unfolds as Sancho prepares to be immortalized by Thomas Gainsborough, the famous 18th century English painter (whom painted Sancho in real life and was an acquaintance). The audience is granted a firsthand account into Sancho’s determined rise from poverty and servitude via the road of education, making for a truly remarkable life story. The themes of prejudice, xenophobia, and nationalism are topics that resonate today in modern American society and are explored via an elegant, witty, and often comedic delivery. Written, Conceived and Performed by Patterson Joseph and Co-Directed by Simon Godwin.
When: April 18 – May 6, 2018 Where: The National Black Theatre 2031-33 National Black Theatre Way New York, NY 10035