Sancho: An Act of Remembrance
By Jen Adams | Thursday, December 10, 2015
By Jen Adams
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Sancho: An Act of Remembrance is a solo performance inspired by the work of newly-appointed Commonwealth College Dean Gretchen Gerzina.
Here is the description from the event website: "He was born on a slave ship but never a slave, was immortalized by the great English painter Thomas Gainsborough, and in 1774 became the first British-African to cast a vote. In this endlessly revealing, often funny one-man show, celebrated Royal Shakespeare Company actor Paterson Joseph (Julius Caesar, 2013 Winter/Spring; HBO’s The Leftovers) inhabits the curious, daringly determined life of Charles “Sancho” Ignatius—composer, social satirist, general man of refinement—while casting new light on the often misunderstood narratives of African-British experience."
The performance is at the Brooklyn Academy of Music from Dec 16 through Dec 20, 2015.