62 pgs. 4 female
Originally produced by Watford Palace Theatre, UK, in 1986
Run Time: 75 minutes
Audience Recommendation: 8+
Inspired by the life of Sojourner Truth, the well-known abolitionist and early feminist, it tells the story of her fictitious great-great-granddaughter Lizzie Walker, and her transformation from child to adult activist in the Southern States of America. Through the songs and stories of the women in her family, Lizzie comes to understand the importance of her own past and her place in history.
“[An] exuberant, affecting play.” -Time Out, UK
“One of the most inspirational pieces of children’s theatre to hit the stage this year, this beautiful play deals with difficult issues in a really approachable way.” -London Town, UK
“This may be an issue play, but it has none of the worthiness that normally dogs such drama for children. It sings with hope in the face of terrible family tragedy and dances with the comedy of white women desperate to maintain their privilege.” -The Guardian, UK