Dates: April 27th, 2013
Venue: Temple Theater - 2320 8th Street – Meridian, MS
Box Office: 601-693-5353
General Admission $20
Seniors $15 (62+ with ID)
Student Discount $15 (with ID)
There will be a raffle of the first 50 overall tickets purchased to win a $100 Gas Card. Stay tuned for future exciting raffles.
Can’t make the show? Donate tickets to a senior or an at risk youth. As part of the “Sojourner” performance Vahid Management & Production Co. will be giving donated tickets to seniors and youth. Email us here to let us know that you wish to donate your tickets. We will follow up to tell you who received your tickets.
Become a part of American history as it unfolds before your eyes... through a reporter's interview, Mr. Pierce pulls you into a riveting in-depth view of the life of Sojourner Truth, the first African American woman in the suffrage movement, abolitionist, and confidante to Abraham Lincoln. Begin to understand through Sojourner's unmitigated audacity to make things happen, the depth of her impact on the abolition of slavery, women's rights, prison reform, America and the world.
"Sojourner" takes a hard look at her life, not only as a woman, but as a slave. It also takes a compelling look at pre-civil war America and what led to the conflict. While this coming- of-age narrative is filled with acts of random horrific cruelty, it will at times make you laugh, then make you cry, force you to take a look at the morals, values and conditions that shaped America, and instill in you awe at Sojourner Truth's unwavering spirit to overcome –and be moved to "sojourn for the truth... even to the ends of the earth."
"...Their only problem was that they had been slaves or descendents of slaves... I saw then what my mission was, was to sojourn, to become a sojourner of truth, to go anywhere to confront this evil, even to the belly of the beast and stamp it out or die trying, By God."
"Based on the life and times of freedom fighter Sojourner Truth, this powerful story is told through the emotional testimony of versatile actress Zuhairah... Zuhairah brings a wonderful physicality to her portrayal of the elderly Sojourner...her performance, which was highly interactive with the audience, was both moving and convincing. Similar to the way feature film, Amistad, served to enlighten the public, this production could be used by teachers for an educational and entertaining field trip." --Kim Roberts, The Philadelphia Tribune.
"Zuhairah, a spirited actress, plays the lead with all of Truth's dramatic intensity, emotional depth, and occasional humor. Zuhairah holds our attention, stimulates our emotions every minute of the play, it's primarily a one-person show. Her mobile face and expressive hands adds much to her characterization of Sojourner Truth." Holly Webster, The Swarthmorean .