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.
Currently at Woolly Mammoth Theatre
- Full Price:
- $64 - $74
- Our Price:
- $38.50 - $44.50
The Lower East Side comes alive in the hands of virtuosic Obie Award-winning actress Nilaja Sun (No… More
Quotes & Highlights
“Impressive … Virtually everything about The Convert contributes to the sensation that Gurira has met the demands of a big subject by writing a big play.”—The Washington Post
“Full-time tour de force drama … A production all Washingtonians should see”—MD Theatre Guide
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. _