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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

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