A Woman Called Truth
Given the name Isabella at birth sometime in 1797, Sojourner Truth was the second youngest of twelve siblings. For the first twenty-eight years of her life, she was a slave. This beautiful play traces her remarkable life from the day she is sold away from her family through her struggle to free herself and her son, to her emergence as a popular and respected advocate of abolition and women's rights. Combining her actual words with authentic slave songs and spirituals of the time, this award-winning play has been honored by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Sojourner Truth - JENNIFER HEBBEN
Mama & Old Woman - CATHERINE FOWLER O'BRYANT
Auctioneer, Catlin, Van Wagener, Officer & Prologu - ROBERT J. GRIFFIN
Mrs. Neely, Maria, Mrs. Gedney & Mrs. Whiting - MARTE COLE
Neely, Chip, First Reverand - CRAIG W. SLOAN
Sissy & Dancer - JENNIFER K. MOUBRAY
Peter & Son Pete - LEON ROBINSON, JR.
Dancer & Prologue Mime - AKILAH IYABO JOHNSON
Dumont, Gedney, Second Reverand & Prologue Mime - VERN STILLWELL
Dancer & Prologue Mime - EEKA W. PRUDE
Bob, John Henry & Prologue Mime - CODIE E. MINOR
Baumfrey - LESTER A. ROBERTS
Assistant Stage Manager - KATHRYN M. JONES
Director - ROBERT L. SMITH
Musical Director - LESTER A. ROBERTS
Choreographer - EEKA W. PRUDE
Scenic Designer - SHELLEY BARISH
Lighting/Sound Designer - KRISTEN CHESAK
Special Effects Designer - ERIC PERRY
Costume Designer - BARBARA B. STONE
Properties Designer - SHELLEY BARISH
Technical Director - JOE ST. JEAN
Stage Manager - BRYAN HUEY
January 18 - February 2, 2002
The Parish Theatre
405 W. Lovell St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
All performances in the Parish Theatre are general seating. We recommend arriving early. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.
Available after 6pm in the Civic parking lot at the northeast corner of Lovell and Park Streets. There is additional parking behind the Carver Center. Street parking is available after 5pm.