The Convert: A Moving Drama About British Colonialism in Africa
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The last date listed for The Convert was Sunday March 10, 2013 / 7:00pm.
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Miraculously retaining its comic timing and timeless wit more than a century later, Jerome K. Jerome's Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) was originally published as a hilarious novel in 1889. Written as a travelogue, the lively story tells of three young men -- and a devoted terrier named Montmorency (played here by ... well, not a dog) -- on a boating holiday that quickly devolves into a series of absurd misadventures. Directed by Derek Goldman, this adaptation brings to life one of the funniest novels of all time in a must-see show. Learn More
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Featured review from Laura UngerRed Velvet
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The play started at 7:00 and with two intermissions lasted until 10:20. It was worth every second we spent. The play was informative and moving. The acting, particularly the lead, was perfect. Unfortunately it closed last night so I can't recommend it to all my friends.
Quotes & Highlights
- "Impressive ... Virtually everything about <em>The Convert</em> contributes to the sensation that Gurira has met the demands of a big subject by writing a big play."--<em>The Washington Post</em>
- "Full-time tour de force drama ... A production all Washingtonians should see"--<em>MD Theatre Guide</em>
OBIE Award-winning playwright Danai Gurira (Eclipsed, In The Continuum) returns to Woolly with her rich, unflinching, and compassionate new play. Set in 1895 amid the colonial scramble for Southern Africa, the play follows Jekesai, a young girl who escapes village life and a forced marriage arrangement, ultimately discovering Christianity under the guidance of an African teacher. However, as anti-colonial sentiments rise to a boiling point, Jekesai must choose between her new European God and the spirits of her ancestors. “Intense and deeply affecting” (Chicago Tribune), The Convert examines complex cultural and religious collisions that shaped the post-colonial world, the reverberations of which are still felt in Zimbabwe today.
* Recommended for Ages 14 and up. Please note that this show contains partial nudity and smoking and may not be suitable for all audiences.
About the Ticket Supplier: Woolly Mammoth Theatre Co.
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company ignites an explosive engagement between theatre artists and the community by developing, producing and promoting new plays that explore the edges of theatrical style and human experience, and by implementing new ways to use the artistry of theatre to serve the people of Greater Washington, DC.