Wednesday, April 3, 2019
EXTENDED "Miracle In Rwanda' Written by Leslie Lewis and Edward Vilga, Directed by George Drance; Now Through May 11
MIRACLE IN RWANDA – a play by Leslie Lewis and Edward Vilga – scheduled to 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, 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.
“I am so thrilled at the response to our show, and I am so happy to give more people the chance to see Malaika Uwamahoro perform the Miracle. We also have some more shows for our wonderful understudy, Nisarah Lewis, who can show the world her acting chops. This story resonates with anyone who has ever found it hard to forgive. Come and see how Immaculée did it!” – Playwright, Leslie Lewis
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
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 of Acuity Productions.