National Black Theatre and Classical Theatre of Harlem present RSC actor Paterson Joseph's solo play about Charles “Sancho” Ignatius—composer, social satirist, general man of refinement. More…
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. 'Sancho' examines this curious, daringly determined life and seeks to cast new light on the often misunderstood narratives of African-British experience.
See it if You enjoy British history and one-man shows. You want to learn about people your textbooks ignored.
Don't see it if You need dramatic action. You dislike period dramas or stripped down staging.
See it if you enjoy well-acted historical pieces that include some audience interaction
Don't see it if you don't like solo shows especially those dealing with tough subjects.
See it if you love well written one man shows about someone you know nothing about. Great experience in a special NYC theater. My first visit.
Don't see it if you are looking for a mindless big Broadway show. The theater is a historicHarlem venue. It is easy to get to by bus and subway.
See it if You are interested in history and want to know more about black people in 18th century England
Don't see it if You don't like one man shows, or lots of exposition
See it if you are interested in learning more about a little known but extremely interesting man.
Don't see it if you do not like one man shows that are both entertaining and informative!
See it if vExtraordinary play about an Enlishman who goes far beyond the boundaries of the average black person during this era.His story was indeed r
Don't see it if if you don't like one person shows about a person of color and their experience.
See it if You enjoy storytelling based in history, learning about the African-British experience, seeing a very well researched production.
Don't see it if Are not interested in history, need a large fancy production, have difficulty with accent
See it if you welcome being educated about history through clever and profound writing, in a spirited performance by a masterful, enchanting actor.
Don't see it if you have problems with heavily accented dialog, have entrenched ideas about uncomfortable aspects of history, or dislike solo performances.
See it if you'd like to see an RSC actor bring a little-known but relevant historical character to life; if you're interested in racial justice.
Don't see it if you dislike historical plays or one-man shows.
See it if You want to see a classically trained British actor telling an important and little-known story about the son of slaves-turned-gentleman.
Don't see it if You shy away from the painful truth of slavery and/or do not like period dramas. 18th C setting.
See it if You are intrigued by Black British history and the first Briton of African Heritage to vote. You know and love the excellent Paterson Joseph
Don't see it if You aren't interested in black history, one-man shows, or interactive talkbacks.
See it if You delight in one-man virtuoso performances, are interested in relevant theater, you've never been to National Black Theater, enjoy passion
Don't see it if Not interested in relevant plays that require you to think, respond and empathize; don't want to understand racism and how to fight it
See it if You enjoy one man shows dealing with British themed monologue-type comedies and you want to try a nice venue in, it’s quiet uptown, Harlem
Don't see it if You hate one man shows, have a short attention span, require an elaborate set,have a limited imagination or don’t want to travel to Harlem
See it if masterful acting & writing by a craftsman. draws you in to his imagination where a simple white scarf can be an ocean or a sash of royalty.
Don't see it if you voted for Trump
See it if you are interested in the contrast of slavery in England and the United States and you're interested in the history of servitude.
Don't see it if You have a short attention span and would be frustrated by long monologues, especially ones spoken in 'ole' English and with a strong accent
See it if African history with a British accent, delightful Paterson Joseph in solo turn, audience participation, post show talk back intrigue you
Don't see it if solo shows, black history, British accents, lisps, going to Harlem, would keep you away