Josiah Henson-From Slave to Saviour


October 23, 2019 - 7:30 pm
Kingston

Josiah Henson – From Slave to Saviour is an epic tale of courage and bravery in the face of unimaginable trials. The play tells the improbable story of Josiah Henson – a dynamic, driven man with exceptional intelligence and unyielding principles, who overcame incredible odds to escape from slavery and improve the lives of hundreds of freedmen through his long life. He was immortalized by Harriet Beecher Stowe in her 1852 novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin and catapulted to international fame, though, through the years, his story has been lost to history.
This high-energy one-man show starring Cassel Miles features dance, movement and drama to tell the story of Josiah, a man who suffered abuse, degradation and betrayal at the hands of the white man but never lost his humanity.