He was born on a slave ship but never a slave. He was immortalized by the great English painter Thomas Gainsborough, and in 1774 became the first British-African to vote. In this revealing and humorous one-man show, celebrated Royal Shakespeare Company actor Paterson Joseph (NBC’s Timeless and HBO’s The Leftovers) inhabits the curious, daringly determined Charles Ignatius Sancho—composer, social satirist, general man of refinement—while shining light on the often misunderstood narratives of African-British experience. Don’t miss this Philadelphia premiere!
Sancho: An Act of Remembrance will be performed April 13 at 7:30 p.m. and April 14 at 2 and 8 p.m. at the Annenberg Center’s Harold Prince Theatre. For tickets, visit www.annenbergcenter.org