Woke by Apphiah Campbell, Hull Jazz Festival
From the creator of the hit show Black Is the Color Of My Voice comes a new story about the 20th Century African American experience. Against a powerful soundtrack of original music and traditional gospel and blues, two women, 42 years apart become involved in the struggle for civil rights.
One, a notorious Black Panther Assata Shakur; the other, Ambrosia a present-day university student enrolling as the 2014 Ferguson riots begins. Both challenge the American justice system, become criminalized through political activism, and ultimately are faced with the same choice: stay and fight, or flee?
Woke won the coveted Scotsman Fringe First Award for its premiere season, and was highly commended by the judges of the Amnesty Freedom of Expression Award.
By Apphia Campbell & Meredith Yarbrough
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All venues are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair spaces and companion spaces for shows at Hull Truck Theatre can be booked via the box office.
Hull Truck Theatre will be adhering to up to date government and public health guidance, with a comprehensive programme of measures for the safety and comfort of audiences. For full information please check the theatre’s website www.hulltruck.co.uk.
Saturday 24 July
Hull Truck Theatre, Ferensway, Hull, HU2 8LB
£16 (£6 students and under-26s)