Spinning Dot Creates Unity Between U.S. and South Africa Showcasing Youth and Adult Performers in THE KIDS FROM AMANDLA STREET

Spinning Dot Creates Unity Between U.S. and South Africa Showcasing Youth and Adult Performers in THE KIDS FROM AMANDLA STREET

Spinning Dot Theatre launched in 2014, creates meaningful international theatre for kids and their families. For everyone, really. Through inventive storytelling often with music, movement, shadow puppets, professional actors, and more, we invite our audiences to think about our world.

The Kids From Amandla Street by South African Playwright Lereko Mfono brings to the stage the lively and prejudiced Amandla Street as seen through the eyes of four South African youth. These youth want to change the world, live their fullest lives, and dream of all they can become. This comes in stark reality to the racism, fear, and potential violence that surrounds them and threatens to steal their dreams.

The Kids From Amandla Street will be performed as Spinning Dot Theatre's first ever Unity Play - combining actors from all ages and levels of the Spinning Dot Theatre family along with invited community performers. Our performances will combine post show discussions of the play, and we are thrilled to be inviting the playwright, Lereko Mfono to be an exciting invited guest to share in this work.

The complete performance schedule for The Kids From Amandla Street is as follows.

Thursday, February 8 @ 7:00p.m.

Friday, February 9 @ 6:00p.m.

Saturday, February 10 @ 7:00p.m.

The Kids From Amandla Street performs at The Neutral Zone, 310 E. Washington St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 on Thursday, March 8; EMU Honors College, 511 W. Forest Ave, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 on Friday, March 9; and Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 on Saturday, March 10. All performances are at 7p.m. Tickets are available 30 minutes prior to each performance and are donation based. Suggested donations are $10 for adults and $5 for children - all tickets are first come, first served.

We are so excited to invite you to travel the world through theatre. . . and as we spin the dot, our globe, it is such a pleasure to introduce you to South Africa with The Kids From Amandla Street. Welcome to Spinning Dot. Welcome to Wonder.

For more information please call 734-585-5134 or visit our website at www.spinningdot.org.


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