Trafalgar Studio Two
Dessa Rose is a powerful and moving story, set in the South in 1846. It is the story about two young women on their journey to acceptance. With elements of blues, hymns and gospel, Dessa Rose perfectly blends history and fiction.
Passionate and innocent Dessa Rose is a young slave faced with a barrage of hardships because of the color of her skin. While Ruth, a young white mother, faces difficulties because of her gender.
Ruth and Dessa ‘pass on the story’ to their grandchildren, and relive the adventure they experienced together. Through their extraordinary tale we see their deep and lasting bond and how this makes them part of a long line of sprong women.
Experience this beautiful play at Trafalgar Studio Two in London.