MIRACLE IN RWANDA Will Premiere Off-Broadway On Theater Row
MIRACLE IN RWANDA - a play by Leslie Lewis and Edward Vilga about one young woman's remarkable survival during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, 25 years ago - will be presented in NYC following an acclaimed world tour, with previews beginning April 4 prior to an official opening April 9 at the Lion Theatre on Theater Row (410 W. 42 St.) in Manhattan.
This Off-Broadway multi-character solo show stars Rwandan actress Malaika Uwamahoro, and is directed by George Drance. MIRACLE IN RWANDA is based on the true story of New York Times best selling author of Left to Tell, Immaculée Ilibagiza.
MIRACLE IN RWANDA depicts an uplifting message of forgiveness and compassion, chronicling the dramatic events of Rwandan genocide survivor Ilibagiza. The story is one of personal empowerment, of overcoming all obstacles through the power of faith, and ultimately finding peace of mind amidst unbelievable hardship. Often called "our generation's Anne Frank"-yet one who thankfully survived - the true miracle of Immaculée's story is her ability to forgive.
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.
MIRACLE IN RWANDA tickets at Theatre Row are available now. Tickets range in price from $39 to $90 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 (Set Design), Donna Lea Ford (Costume Design), Erich Keil and Gina Costagliola (Lighting Design), and Taiwo Heard (Sound Design).