A Woman Called Truth
“Well, children, where there’s so much racket, there must be something out of kilter.” So begins Sojourner Truth’s historic “Ain’t I a Woman?” speech; words which reverberate over a century to speak to us about racism and sexism today in the stirring final scene of the play.” The Jubilee Theatre’s production of A Woman Called Truth, chronicles the life of this remarkable woman from the day she is sold away from her family as a young girl, through her struggle to free herself and her son, to her emergence as a popular and respected figure advocating abolition and women’s rights. Throughout her life, Sojourner Truth came upon injustice and fought it with uncommon clear-sightedness, courage, and wit. A Woman Called Truth combines her actual words with authentic slave songs, spirituals, and folk songs of the period. Showtimes are 7:30 pm on the January 23rd and 24th and 3 pm on the 25th. Adult Tickets are $5 online or $8 at the door. Children 17 and under get in free. For more details or to purchase tickets, visit www.jubileetheatre-waco.org.
Waco, TX 76707
Once a neglected and decaying movie hall, the building was re-opened in 1995 and used for neighborhood programs and special events. In 2010, the refurbished building opened as the current Jubilee Theatre. The theatre offers an array of performances, including plays, dance, poets, concerts, and fun activities.