truth: The Testimonial of Sojourner Truth

truth: The Testimonial of Sojourner Truth
by Eric Coble

Productions (5)
  • Drama
  • 90 minutes
  • 1 f, 2 m (1-10 actors possible: 1-10 f, 0-9 m)
  • Set: Flexible unit set.

truth: The Testimonial of Sojourner Truth
by Eric Coble

(0)
Productions (5)
  • Drama
  • 90 minutes
  • 1 f, 2 m (1-10 actors possible: 1-10 f, 0-9 m)
  • Set: Flexible unit set.

A powerful drama exploring the life of Sojourner Truth, a woman searching for her identity in a country ripped apart by Civil War. As she walks thousands of miles, physically and emotionally, her evolving faith and progressive ideas send shock waves through the nation that continue to reverberate. Through music, movement, and drumming, her story comes to life -- from her birth as a slave, watching her brothers, sisters, and even her own children sold away; to her meetings with Lincoln and her explosive speeches across the Union; to her final crisis of faith ... her own mortality.

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Pricing Information

Performance Fee $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

Play Details

A powerful drama exploring the life of Sojourner Truth, a woman searching for her identity in a country ripped apart by Civil War. As she walks thousands of miles, physically and emotionally, her evolving faith and progressive ideas send shock waves through the nation that continue to reverberate. Through music, movement, and drumming, her story comes to life -- from her birth as a slave, watching her brothers, sisters, and even her own children sold away; to her meetings with Lincoln and her explosive speeches across the Union; to her final crisis of faith ... her own mortality.

  • Drama
  • 90 minutes
  • 1 f, 2 m (1-10 actors possible: 1-10 f, 0-9 m)
  • Set: Flexible unit set.

Published Reviews

"The play has beautiful intensity and eloquence. We need to learn the story it tells."

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

"Rich in detail, the lyrical biographical sketch fully captures the mind and heart of this ennobled woman of history with all the passion and truthfulness of good narrative."

Cleveland Jewish News

"As in any great story, the play transcends its subject matter -- in this case history and politics -- and takes us on a quest. It's emblematic of the spiritual journey we all go on."

Northern Ohio Live

"Blending the real Sojourner's memoirs with his own forged-in-fire dialogue, Coble has built his performer a towering platform to show off her gentleness and sweetness of spirit... Right up to its last we-shall-overcome seconds, the audience feels the satisfaction of a church service that actually works."

Scene Magazine

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JUN 02, 2013 - FEB 09, 2014
UPROOTED Theatre
Milwaukee, WI United States
UPROOTED Theatre Milwaukee, WI United States
APR 26, 2012 - APR 26, 2012
Mount Vernon Presbyterian School
Atlanta, GA United States
Mount Vernon Presbyterian School Atlanta, GA United States
SEP 01, 2000 - MAY 30, 2002
Cleveland PlayHouse (national tour)
, United States
Cleveland PlayHouse (national tour) , United States
JAN 15, 1999 - FEB 07, 1999
Cleveland PlayHouse
Cleveland, OH United States
Cleveland PlayHouse Cleveland, OH United States
APR 29, 1998 - MAY 02, 1998
Actors Studio - workshop
New York City, NY United States
Actors Studio - workshop New York City, NY United States
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Production Group
Location
JUN 02, 2013 - FEB 09, 2014
UPROOTED Theatre
Milwaukee, WI United States
UPROOTED Theatre Milwaukee, WI United States
SEP 01, 2000 - MAY 30, 2002
Cleveland PlayHouse (national tour)
, United States
Cleveland PlayHouse (national tour) , United States
JAN 15, 1999 - FEB 07, 1999
Cleveland PlayHouse
Cleveland, OH United States
Cleveland PlayHouse Cleveland, OH United States