Travel back to 18th century Britain for Sancho: An Act of Remembrance, the unusual and gripping tale of Charles Ignatius Sancho, a man born on a slave ship who eventually became a musician, social satirist and the first person of African origin to vote in Great Britain. He was even befriended by Shakespearean actor David Garrick and painted by Thomas Gainsborough. This new one-man play was conceived, written, as well as performed by renowned British actor Paterson Joseph (Royal Shakespeare Company, HBO's The Leftovers). Joseph's play offers moving, surprising and often funny insight into the forgotten but true story of a man who dared to act, write, sing, dance and voice his political opinion with wit and charm. See Sancho's trials, travails and achievements come to life onstage in Oxford Playhouse's compelling historical gem, Sancho: An Act of Remembrance, at Chicago Shakespeare Theater as part of the yearlong, citywide festival Shakespeare 400 Chicago.
Running time is 85 minutes, with no intermission.