La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club

74A East 4th Street
(btw Bowery & 2nd Ave)
New York, NY 10003
212.475.7710

Office: M–F 11a–6p
Box Office: M–Su 12–6p




A Season in the Congo

December 19 – December 22, 2013


7:30pm | Thursday – Saturday

2:30pm | Sunday

 

Written by Aimé Césaire / Directed by Rico Speight

A Season in the Congo chronicles the rise and fall of Patrice Lumumba, the first Prime Minister of the newly independent Republic of Congo, in the year 1960. Aimé Césaire (1913-2008), a writer and politician known as the “poet leader that lit the fire of Africa” explores themes of racism, betrayal and decolonization in this seminal piece of political theatre. Now, on the 100th anniversary of Césaire’s birth, director Rico Speight brings his work to a new audience.


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