La MaMa Blogs: Video Preview: A SEASON IN THE CONGO

Saturday, December 7, 2013


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.

La MaMa presents
A Season in the Congo
Written by Aimé Césaire Directed by Rico Speight

December 19 – December 22, 2013
Thursday – Saturday @ 7:30pm; Sunday @ 2:30pm

Tickets: $18 Adults; $15 Students/Seniors

First Floor Theatre @ La MaMa
74A East 4th Street
Between 2nd Avenue & Bowery
New York, NY 10003

For Tickets and Info: Click Here

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