Baobab: Magical West African Legend Brought to Life
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The last date listed for Baobab was Sunday May 12, 2013 / 4:00pm.
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Winner of the 1992 Olivier Award for Best New Play, La Muerte y La Doncella (Death and the Maiden), shows the story of a former political prisoner who has a chance encounter with the man who tortured her. This psychological drama will leave you wondering who's telling the truth and who really is innocent. La Muerte y La Doncella (Death and the Maiden) was also made into a movie in 1994 by Roman Polanski starring Sigourney Weaver and Ben Kingsley. This version of the production will be performed by La Mafia Teatro, a theater group from Chile. The play will be in Spanish with projected English subtitles. It's being performed as part of the World Stages International Theater Festival, which features works from 20 countries. Learn More
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In a region of West Africa stricken by drought for many years stands a big and ancient baobab tree. One day, the baobab brings forth an egg and from this egg is born a little boy. The people in the village give the boy what little they have and through their kindness discover that he is the only one who can bring forth life-giving water to end their hardships. Join this tale as African percussion turns into animals, masks and puppets become genies, and one courageous child's quest changes the history of the world.
About the Ticket Supplier: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, located on 17 acres overlooking the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., is America’s living memorial to President Kennedy as well as the nation’s busiest arts facility, presenting more than 2,000 performances each year. The Center is home to seven theaters: the Concert Hall, the Opera House, the Eisenhower Theater, the Family Theater, the Terrace Theater, the Theater Lab, and the Terrace Gallery. In addition, as part of the Kennedy Center’s Performing Arts for Everyone outreach program, free performances take place each evening at 6 p.m. on the Millennium Stage. In addition to offering annual series of the National Symphony Orchestra, theater, ballet, dance, chamber music, jazz, and performances for young audiences, the Kennedy Center presents festivals celebrating the arts and culture of countries and regions around the world. Recent festivals include African Odyssey, AmericArtes, Festival of China, and JAPAN: culture + hyperculture.