Photo Flash: First Look At Off-Broadway Premiere of MIRACLE IN RWANDA

MIRACLE IN RWANDA - a play by Leslie Lewis and Edward Vilga - will premiere Off Broadway following an acclaimed world tour, with preview performances beginning April 4 prior to an official opening night April 9 at the Lion Theatre on Theater Row (410 W. 42 St.) in Manhattan. This NYC presentation is directed by George Drance.

MIRACLE IN RWANDA is the uplifting tale depicting the real-life events in Rwanda when Immaculée Ilibagiza survived -- along with 7 other Rwandans - more than three months in a 3x4 foot bathroom during the genocide that took place in her country, known as the Rwandan Genocide in 1994. 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 Rwandan genocide against the Tutsi people, when they were slaughtered by the Hutu government -- and by their own neighbors -- during the Rwandan Civil War in 1994.

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.

Please also check out Theatre Row's website, www.theatrerow.org and the MIRACLE IN RWANDA website for additional information, www.miracleinrwanda.nyc

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).

MIRACLE IN RWANDA is produced by Broadview Phoenix, Magis Theatre Company and Allen DeWane Harris of Acuity Productions.

Photo Credit: Mario Durane

Photo Flash: First Look At Off-Broadway Premiere of MIRACLE IN RWANDA
Malaika Uwamahoro

Photo Flash: First Look At Off-Broadway Premiere of MIRACLE IN RWANDA
Malaika Uwamahoro

Photo Flash: First Look At Off-Broadway Premiere of MIRACLE IN RWANDA
Malaika Uwamahoro

Photo Flash: First Look At Off-Broadway Premiere of MIRACLE IN RWANDA
Malaika Uwamahoro

Photo Flash: First Look At Off-Broadway Premiere of MIRACLE IN RWANDA
Malaika Uwamahoro

Photo Flash: First Look At Off-Broadway Premiere of MIRACLE IN RWANDA
Malaika Uwamahoro

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