Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Signature's OUR LADY OF KIBEHO Enters Final Week Off-Broadway

Signature Theatre's world premiere of Katori Hall's Our Lady of Kibeho, directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif, will play its final eight performances this week through Sunday, December 14th only. The production opened to critical acclaim on Sunday, November 16 in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues).

Signature Theatre will offer Student Rush tickets for the extension week of Our Lady of Kibeho. Student Rush tickets will be sold for $25 when the ground floor Box Office opens each day up until performance time. The tickets are only available in person. The number of tickets varies from performance to performance. Limit two tickets per person. Valid student ID must be presented at the time of purchase.

The cast includes Starla Benford as Sister Evangelique, Jade Eshete as Student/Villager, Danaya Esperanza as Student/Villager, Niles Fitch as Emmanuel, Kambi Gathesha as Villager , Brent Jennings as Bishop Gahamanyi, Joaquina Kalukango as Marie-Clare Mukangango, Mandi Masden as Anathalie Mukamazimpaka, Irungu Mutu as Villager , Owiso Odera as Father Tuyishime, Nneka Okafor as Alphonsine Mumureke, Stacey Sargeant as Student/Villager/Reporter, T. Ryder Smith as Father Flavia, Angel Uwamahoro as Student/Villager, Bowman Wright as Nkango.

In 1981, a village girl in Rwanda claims to see the Virgin Mary. Ostracized by her schoolmates and labeled disturbed, everyone refuses to believe, until the impossible starts happening again and again. Skepticism gives way to fear, faith, and fate, causing upheaval in the school community and beyond. Based on real events, Our Lady of Kibeho is the second production of Olivier Award-winning playwright Katori Hall's Residency at Signature.

The design team includes Rachel Hauck (Scenic Design), Emily Rebholz (Costume Design), Ben Stanton (Lighting Design), Matt Tierney (Sound Design), Peter Nigrini (Projection Design), Michael McElroy (Original Music, Arrangements and Music Direction), Greg Meeh (Special Effects Design), Paul Rubin (Aerial Effects Design), Rick Sordelet (Fight Direction), Dawn-Elin Fraser (Dialect Coach) and Faye Armon-Troncoso (Props & Set Dressing). Winnie Y. Lok is the Production Stage Manager. Casting by Telsey + Company, Karyn Casl, CSA.

There will be a special pre-show discussion on December 10 at 6pm. In Backstage Pass: Focus On Dialects, Dialect Coaches Dawn-Elin Fraser (Our Lady of Kibeho) and Kate Wilson (A Particle of Dread (Oedipus Variations)) will discuss their roles in the rehearsal process. This event is free and open to the general public.

Photo Credit: Joan Marcus



THE VILLAGE! A DISCO DAYDREAM Reopens Tonight at Dixon Place Photo
The Village! A Disco Daydream returns to Dixon Place after a sold-out premiere run last fall. The encore engagement will be performed for four weekends opening tonight – Thursday, February 2 at 7:30 PM – and running through Friday, February 24.

Amanda Feldman Appointed Managing Director of Classic Stage Company Photo
Amanda Feldman will assume the role of Managing Director of Classic Stage Company beginning February 23, 2023.

Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals for BLACK ODYSSEY at Classic Stage Company Photo
Get a first look inside rehearsals for black odyssey written by Marcus Gardley, presented by Classic Stage Company.

KATSURA SUNSHINES RAKUGO Extends its Run at New World Stages Through the End of 2023 Photo
Katsura Sunshine continues to bring the 400-year-old Japanese art of Rakugo around the globe as he extends his stay in New York at New World Stages with its next show on February 18, and will run through the end of the year.


More Hot Stories For You


Playwrights Horizons to Host ALMANAC Literary Magazine Launch PartyPlaywrights Horizons to Host ALMANAC Literary Magazine Launch Party
February 1, 2023

Playwrights Horizons will host a launch party for the second print edition of the pioneering Off-Broadway theater’s innovative literary magazine, Almanac—toasting the publication with a gathering of some of today's most imaginative playwrights and theater-makers.

Jennifer Ehle, David Strathairn, Stephanie Berry & More to Star in PHEDRE Reading at Red Bull TheaterJennifer Ehle, David Strathairn, Stephanie Berry & More to Star in PHEDRE Reading at Red Bull Theater
February 1, 2023

RED BULL THEATER has announced the cast for the next offering of a new season of OBIE Award-winning Revelation Readings: the in-person and streaming presentation of Phèdre by Jean Racine.

Andre De Shields to Lead Re-Opening of La MaMa's Original Theatre 74AAndre De Shields to Lead Re-Opening of La MaMa's Original Theatre 74A
February 1, 2023

LA MAMA ETC will celebrate the re-opening of its landmark home 74A with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour of the refurbished building (open free to the public) on Thursday, February 9 at 11 a.m. at La MaMa.

STEALING MONA LISA Returns Off-BroadwaySTEALING MONA LISA Returns Off-Broadway
February 1, 2023

Fresh off a sold-out run at Theater for the New City, Stealing Mona Lisa - a New Musical is back Off Broadway for a one night performance designed to give theater goers and the industry one more chance to see the show based on the 1911 theft of that famous masterpiece.

KINGFISH Will Play 2023 FRIGID Fringe Festival This MonthKINGFISH Will Play 2023 FRIGID Fringe Festival This Month
February 1, 2023

Kingfish by Lane McLeod Jackson is a wild ride combining dark humor, dueling egos, miracles, and even a shot at redemption. Tyler Riley directs and stars in this one-of-a-kind exploration of what defines “greatness” while playing the dry-witted and stubborn J.J. Williams (bass fisher extraordinaire).