My Children! My Africa!, by Athol Fugard, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, music by Bobby McFerrin

Overview

In a classroom in a small Eastern Cape Karoo town in South Africa in 1984, Mr. M, an idealistic teacher, seeks to provide a future for his gifted student Thami by forming a debate team with Isabel, a spirited student from the local white school. But outside the classroom Mr. M’s hopes for Thami are challenged by their generational divide and increasing political unrest.

Written in 1989 shortly before the end of apartheid, My Children! My Africa! presents an honest and unflinching portrait of a country on the brink of revolution, and is a testament to the power and potential of youth, hope, and ideas.

Pictured above: Allie Gallerani and Stephen Tyrone Williams in My Children! My Africa! by Athol Fugard. Photo by Joan Marcus.
Dates
May 1 - June 17, 2012
Running Time
2 hours 30 minutes, with a 15 minute intermission
Venue

The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre

Residency

MY CHILDREN! MY AFRICA! TRAILER

Cast

Isabel Dyson
Allie Gallerani
Mr. M (Anela Myalatya)
James A. Williams
Thami Mbikwana
Stephen Tyrone Williams

Creative

Scenic Design
Neil Patel
Costume Design
Karen Perry
Lighting Design
Marcus Doshi
Sound Design
Robert Kaplowitz
Music
Bobby McFerrin
Dialects
Ron Kunene & Barbara Rubin
Production Stage Manager
Amanda Michaels

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