About This Show

National Black Theatre in association with First World Theatre Ensemble presents Sojourner, by Richard LaMonte Pierce.

Sojourner is the biography of Sojourner Truth. The play takes a hard look at her life, not only as a black woman, but as a slave. It also takes a compelling look at pre-civil war America and what led to the conflict. Sojourner tells a grim shameful tale of a young girl sold at auction to a succession of slave masters, set not in the American South, but in the North. While this coming-of-age narrative is filled with acts of random horrific cruelty, it will at times make you laugh, then make you cry, force you to take a look at the morals, values and conditions that shaped America, and instill in you awe at Sojourner Truth’s unwavering spirit to overcome — Be moved to “sojourn for the truth… even to the ends of the earth.”

Sojourner stars Zuhairah McGill, whose dynamic performance as Sojourner Truth garnered a Barrymore nomination for Outstanding Leading Actress in a Play in 2002.

Box Office Hours: one hour prior to curtain

Group Sales Number (20+): 212-722-3800

Appropriate for all ages.

Show Details

Running Time: 2hr 0min (1 intermission)
Dates: Opening Night: October 27, 2006 Final Performance: October 29, 2006

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