We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, from the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1885-1915 by Jackie Sibblies Drury
Margo Jones Theatre – Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus, Dallas 75205
$14 for adults, $11 for seniors, $8 for students, faculty & staff
Friday, April 26 at 8 p.m.; Wednesday, May 1 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, May 4 at 2 & 8 p.m.
A group of actors – three black and three white – gather to recreate the little-known story of the original genocide of the 20th century, the extinction of the Herero tribe at the hands of their German colonizers. Along the way, the actors test the limits of empathy as their own assumptions and prejudices affect their theatrical process until eventually the full force of a horrific past crashes into the good intentions of the present. The Washington Post called it “A genuine thunderbolt … devastatingly funny … dangerous and primal and weird.”
For more information call 214.768.2787 or visit our website at http://mcs.smu.edu/calendar/node/2073