Photo Coverage: MIRACLE IN RWANDA Honors International Day of Reflection

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MIRACLE IN RWANDA - a play by Leslie Lewis and Edward Vilga - celebrates an official opening night April 9 at the Lion Theatre on Theater Row (410 W. 42 St.) in Manhattan, and will now play through May 11, 2019.

Directed by George Drance, MIRACLE IN RWANDA was previously scheduled through April 21, and extends its run due to popular demand.

MIRACLE IN RWANDA is the uplifting tale depicting the real-life events in Rwanda when Immaculée Ilibagiza survived -- along with 7 others-three months in a 3x4 foot bathroom during the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi. Through her story of sheer survival, compassion and the power of faith amidst unbelievable hardship, Immaculée has been referred to as "our generation's Anne Frank," yet one who thankfully survived. To those who know her story, the true miracle is Immaculee's ability to forgive. This solo show stars Rwandan actress Malaika Uwamahoro, playing both killer and hunted; her performance lends redemption to this awful chapter of human history, bringing it full circle.

This engagement of MIRACLE IN RWANDA coincides with the 25th anniversary of the end of the genocide against the Tutsi, known as Kwibuka, which means 'Remember' in Kinyarwanda, the language of Rwanda. The United Nations designated April 7 as an International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda.

MIRACLE IN RWANDA will perform Tuesdays through Thursdays at 7 pm; Fridays at 8 pm; Saturdays at 2 and 8 pm; and Sundays at 3 pm.

Tickets at Theatre Row are available now, with price from $39 to $59 and can be purchased by calling the Telecharge phone number at 212-239-6200 or online at www.telecharge.com.

Design credits for MIRACLE IN RWANDA include: Schele Williams (Dramaturgy), Donna Lea Ford (Costume Design), Erich Keil and Gina Costagliola (Lighting Design), and Taiwo Heard (Sound Design).

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

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Photo Coverage: MIRACLE IN RWANDA Honors International Day of Reflection
Theatre Marquee for "Miracle in Rwanda" honoring International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda at the Lion Theatre on Theater Row on April 7, 2019 in New York City.

Photo Coverage: MIRACLE IN RWANDA Honors International Day of Reflection
"Miracle in Rwanda"

Photo Coverage: MIRACLE IN RWANDA Honors International Day of Reflection
Malaika Uwamahoro

Photo Coverage: MIRACLE IN RWANDA Honors International Day of Reflection
Malaika Uwamahoro

Photo Coverage: MIRACLE IN RWANDA Honors International Day of Reflection
Leslie Malaika Lewis

Photo Coverage: MIRACLE IN RWANDA Honors International Day of Reflection
Leslie Malaika Lewis, Immaculee Ilibagiza and Malaika Uwamahoro

Photo Coverage: MIRACLE IN RWANDA Honors International Day of Reflection
Leslie Malaika Lewis, Immaculee Ilibagiza and Malaika Uwamahoro

Photo Coverage: MIRACLE IN RWANDA Honors International Day of Reflection
Leslie Malaika Lewis, Immaculee Ilibagiza and Malaika Uwamahoro

Photo Coverage: MIRACLE IN RWANDA Honors International Day of Reflection
Leslie Malaika Lewis, Immaculee Ilibagiza and Malaika Uwamahoro

Photo Coverage: MIRACLE IN RWANDA Honors International Day of Reflection
Leslie Malaika Lewis, Immaculee Ilibagiza, Valentine Rugwabiza, Rwanda Ambassador to the UN and Malaika Uwamahoro

Photo Coverage: MIRACLE IN RWANDA Honors International Day of Reflection
Leslie Malaika Lewis, Immaculee Ilibagiza, Valentine Rugwabiza, Rwanda Ambassador to the UN and Malaika Uwamahoro

Photo Coverage: MIRACLE IN RWANDA Honors International Day of Reflection
Valentine Rugwabiza, Rwanda Ambassador to the UN

Photo Coverage: MIRACLE IN RWANDA Honors International Day of Reflection
Leslie Malaika Lewis, Immaculee Ilibagiza, Valentine Rugwabiza, Rwanda Ambassador to the UN and Malaika Uwamahoro

Photo Coverage: MIRACLE IN RWANDA Honors International Day of Reflection
Malaika Uwamahoro

Photo Coverage: MIRACLE IN RWANDA Honors International Day of Reflection
Leslie Malaika Lewis, Immaculee Ilibagiza, Valentine Rugwabiza, Rwanda Ambassador to the UN and Malaika Uwamahoro

Photo Coverage: MIRACLE IN RWANDA Honors International Day of Reflection
Valentine Rugwabiza, Rwanda Ambassador to the UN

Photo Coverage: MIRACLE IN RWANDA Honors International Day of Reflection
Leslie Malaika Lewis, Immaculee Ilibagiza, Valentine Rugwabiza, Rwanda Ambassador to the UN and Malaika Uwamahoro

Photo Coverage: MIRACLE IN RWANDA Honors International Day of Reflection
Malaika Uwamahoro

Photo Coverage: MIRACLE IN RWANDA Honors International Day of Reflection
Leslie Malaika Lewis, Immaculee Ilibagiza, Valentine Rugwabiza, Rwanda Ambassador to the UN and Malaika Uwamahoro

Photo Coverage: MIRACLE IN RWANDA Honors International Day of Reflection
Leslie Malaika Lewis, Immaculee Ilibagiza, Valentine Rugwabiza, Rwanda Ambassador to the UN and Malaika Uwamahoro

Photo Coverage: MIRACLE IN RWANDA Honors International Day of Reflection
Leslie Malaika Lewis, Immaculee Ilibagiza, Valentine Rugwabiza, Rwanda Ambassador to the UN and Malaika Uwamahoro

Photo Coverage: MIRACLE IN RWANDA Honors International Day of Reflection
Immaculee Ilibagiza and Valentine Rugwabiza, Rwanda Ambassador to the UN

Photo Coverage: MIRACLE IN RWANDA Honors International Day of Reflection
Audience in Prayer

Photo Coverage: MIRACLE IN RWANDA Honors International Day of Reflection
Audience in Prayer

Photo Coverage: MIRACLE IN RWANDA Honors International Day of Reflection
Audience in Prayer

Photo Coverage: MIRACLE IN RWANDA Honors International Day of Reflection
Audience in Prayer

Photo Coverage: MIRACLE IN RWANDA Honors International Day of Reflection
Audience in Prayer

Photo Coverage: MIRACLE IN RWANDA Honors International Day of Reflection
Leslie Malaika Lewis, Immaculee Ilibagiza, Valentine Rugwabiza, Rwanda Ambassador to the UN and Malaika Uwamahoro

Photo Coverage: MIRACLE IN RWANDA Honors International Day of Reflection
Immaculee Ilibagiza

Photo Coverage: MIRACLE IN RWANDA Honors International Day of Reflection
Immaculee Ilibagiza

Photo Coverage: MIRACLE IN RWANDA Honors International Day of Reflection
Immaculee Ilibagiza

Photo Coverage: MIRACLE IN RWANDA Honors International Day of Reflection
Leslie Malaika Lewis and Immaculee Ilibagiza

Photo Coverage: MIRACLE IN RWANDA Honors International Day of Reflection
Leslie Malaika Lewis, Immaculee Ilibagiza

Photo Coverage: MIRACLE IN RWANDA Honors International Day of Reflection
Immaculee ILibagiza

Photo Coverage: MIRACLE IN RWANDA Honors International Day of Reflection
Immaculee ILibagiza

Photo Coverage: MIRACLE IN RWANDA Honors International Day of Reflection
Immaculee ILibagiza and Malaika Uwamahoro

Photo Coverage: MIRACLE IN RWANDA Honors International Day of Reflection
Immaculee ILibagiza and Malaika Uwamahoro

Photo Coverage: MIRACLE IN RWANDA Honors International Day of Reflection
Immaculee ILibagiza, Leslie Malaika Lewis and Malaika Uwamahoro

Photo Coverage: MIRACLE IN RWANDA Honors International Day of Reflection
Immaculee ILibagiza, Leslie Malaika Lewis and Malaika Uwamahoro

Photo Coverage: MIRACLE IN RWANDA Honors International Day of Reflection
Malaika Uwamahoro, Valentine Rugwabiza, Rwanda Ambassador to the UN and Immaculee ILibagiza

Photo Coverage: MIRACLE IN RWANDA Honors International Day of Reflection
Malaika Uwamahoro, Valentine Rugwabiza, Rwanda Ambassador to the UN and Immaculee ILibagiza

Photo Coverage: MIRACLE IN RWANDA Honors International Day of Reflection
Malaika Uwamahoro, Leslie Malaika Lewis, Valentine Rugwabiza, Rwanda Ambassador to the UN and Immaculee ILibagiza

Photo Coverage: MIRACLE IN RWANDA Honors International Day of Reflection
Malaika Uwamahoro, Leslie Malaika Lewis, Valentine Rugwabiza, Rwanda Ambassador to the UN and Immaculee ILibagiza

Photo Coverage: MIRACLE IN RWANDA Honors International Day of Reflection
George Drance, Malaika Uwamahoro, Leslie Malaika Lewis, Valentine Rugwabiza, Rwanda Ambassador to the UN and Immaculee ILibagiza

Photo Coverage: MIRACLE IN RWANDA Honors International Day of Reflection
George Drance, Malaika Uwamahoro, Leslie Malaika Lewis, Valentine Rugwabiza, Rwanda Ambassador to the UN and Immaculee ILibagiza

Photo Coverage: MIRACLE IN RWANDA Honors International Day of Reflection
George Drance, Malaika Uwamahoro, Immaculee ILibagiza, Valentine Rugwabiza, Rwanda Ambassador to the UN and Leslie Malaika Lewis

Photo Coverage: MIRACLE IN RWANDA Honors International Day of Reflection
NiSarah Lewis

Photo Coverage: MIRACLE IN RWANDA Honors International Day of Reflection
George Drance, Malaika Uwamahoro, Immaculee ILibagiza, NiSarah Lewis and Leslie Malaika Lewis

Photo Coverage: MIRACLE IN RWANDA Honors International Day of Reflection
George Drance, Malaika Uwamahoro, Immaculee ILibagiza, Leslie Malaika Lewis and Allen DeWane

Photo Coverage: MIRACLE IN RWANDA Honors International Day of Reflection
Malaika Uwamahoro and Leslie Malaika Lewis

Photo Coverage: MIRACLE IN RWANDA Honors International Day of Reflection
Malaika Uwamahoro

Photo Coverage: MIRACLE IN RWANDA Honors International Day of Reflection
John Breen, George Drance, Leslie Malaika Lewis and Allen DeWane



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