Friday, September 9, 2011
Friday night, and another piece of Theatre!
This time it was for a new play (winning an award for best new play last year|) called "Slave: A Question of Freedom". It is based on the autobiography of Mende Nazar, a 12 year old girl from the Nuba Mountains in the Sudan whose village was burned, who was sold into slavery in Khartoum, then given to a family in London, and who finally escaped after 7 or so years. You can listen to an interview with her here., or see the trailer for the play.
I have gotta say... powerful piece of theatre... it did say not for under 9 years old. Duncan is 10, so i figured it was doable. But still... a tough show to watch. ... all three of my men were outraged by the slavers in the show, and spent the whole intermission talking about strategies for hunting down and punishing the guilty! :-) Like I said, hard to watch, but it surely generated conversation!