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Thursday Theatre Talk "South Africa, Then and Now"

March 21, 2011 - 9:42 AM


Riverside Theatre will host a Thursday Theatre Talk in collaboration with the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) on Thursday, March 24 at 5:30 p.m., “South Africa, Then and Now,” to complement its upcoming production of The Syringa Tree by Pamela Gien. The talk will take place at Riverside Theatre, 213 N. Gilbert Street, Iowa City. The event is free and open to the public.


What did the tumultuous events in South Africa during the apartheid-era look like to a young girl?


Pamela Gien’s The Syringa Tree is based on the playwright’s experience growing up in Johannesburg .  The play explores many perspectives—of young Elizabeth, her parents, and neighbors, all of whom are performed by a single actor, Saffron Henke.


Join Miriam Gilbert, Department of English, actor Saffron Henke, and Professor Leo Eko, Co-Director of the African Studies Program, and Associate Professor of Media Law, Comparative and International Communication for this Theatre Talk on Thursday, March 24th at 5:30 p.m.   


The Syringa Tree, directed by Sean Christopher Lewis and performed by Saffron Henke, opens at Riverside Theatre on April 1 and runs through April 17.


For more information, call the Riverside Theatre box office at 319-338-7672.


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