A Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915
By Jackie Sibblies Drury
Directed by Kevin Jones
March 8 – April 10 2016
A multiracial cast of six idealistic actors sets out to improvise a story about the first colonial genocide of the 20th Century in Africa, but get lost in the reality of their undertaking. The unusual presentation, humor and inevitable discomfort of this provocative new play gripped theatre hubs like New York, Chicago, London, Washington D.C. and Seattle with its unique theatrical investigation of prejudice, power and perspective. “90 minutes of original, enlightening, pulse-pounding theater… It’s absolutely thrilling … it is visceral, fiercely intelligent and entertaining.“ – Backstage
- Off-Broadway and regional theatre hit
- Portland Premiere
This play uses irony, satire, racially charged language and symbolic violence to examine power, racism and perspective.
We recommend this play for patrons 16 and older.
RUN TIME: 1 hour 45 mintues. No intermission.
POST SHOW DISCUSSIONS
This production is intended to engender conversation.
We invite audiences to stay or return for facilitated conversation about We Are Proud to Present… at these opportunities:
Sun, March 13 post 2pm show with Lesli Mones, co-founder Red Door Project
Sun, March 20 post 2pm show with Bennett Garner MD, MHSA
Sun, March 20 post 7:30pm show with Aleksandr Peikrishvili, LCSW, PW.Dipl
Wed, March 23 post 11am show with Director Kevin Jones, co-founder Red Door Project
Sun, March 27 post 2pm show with Roberta Hunte PhD
Sat, April 2 post 2pm show with Jo Ann Hardesty, President, NAACP Portland
Sat, April 2 post 7:30pm show with Paul Susi, The Color of NOW*
Sun, April 3 post 2pm show with Dr. Sandra Jenkins, Oregon Psychoanalytic Center
Fri, April 8 post 7:30 show with Renee Mitchell, Spit/WRITE* & Chisao Hata
Sat, April 9 post 7:30pm show with Charles McGee, President & CEO, Black Parent Initiative
Additional post show discussions and other events are anticipated, please check back for updates.
*Community Partner Performance – 20% of ticket sale with special code goes to this organization.
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