Urban Stages presents this dark New York premiere, about a man who finds himself haunted by his experience as a young man with the Rwandan genocide. More…
16-year-old David finds himself in Uganda as a church missionary. He follows the girl of his dreams into the woods as the Rwandan genocide erupts. 20 years later and half a world away, he still can’t escape what happened and publishes a book on the events. When a note arrives reading, “There are untruths here,” David finds himself back in those woods with the boy he tried to save, in a journey towards redemption and forgiveness.
See it if You enjoy great storytelling. The subject can be quite dark and disturbing (genocide) he weaves a story you can get lost in-and learn from.
Don't see it if You’re looking for light and fluffy.
See it if You’d like to hear an engaging story of forgiveness that is set during the 100 day Rwandan genocide accompanied by the talking drum.
Don't see it if You don’t want to be reminded of a tragic event in African history.
See it if you are interested in the Rwanda genocide, morality issues and people, psychologically, dealing with guilt and it's consequences.
Don't see it if you expect intense feelings of horror and sympathy from dealing with the topic of an atrocity such as the Rwandan genocide.
See it if you want to learn more about the Rwandan genocide through the eyes of an outsider
Don't see it if you don't enjoy solo shows, especially ones with audience interaction, or are distracted by onstage musicians.
See it if you like one man shows, especially about tough topics. Live music.
Don't see it if You don't like one man shows. You're looking for light and fluffy.
See it if This flashback story about a trip to Rwanda finds heft more in the situation and country than the actual story told engagingly by the actor.
Don't see it if One-man shows can run from eye-rolling to ultimate adoration. This falls pretty much in the center where the setting overshadows the story.
See it if This very emotional and personal story of redemption is revealed by the adult obsessed by the murder and the violence he had witnessed
Don't see it if You like ensemble plays.
See it if The subject is compelling. The Rwandan genocide from one man’s personal experience. Imaginative use of drum to score the show. I saw the
Don't see it if You can’t stand another one actor show. You know nothing about the Rwandan genocide. You must have an intermission. You only like musicals
See it if You want to see a one man show about Rwandan genocide. Sound effects and drumming by the drummer is very good. Well written story.
Don't see it if Don't want to see a bleak one man show.
See it if you want to show your support for Rwandan genocide survivors. You want to see a genocide story onstage that's not graphic.
Don't see it if you've seen/read genocide stories before & expect to be changed by this one, tho the revelation at the end about the survivor is important.
See it if you are interested in the horror of genocide in general, or in Rwanda in particular. As well as redemption/forgiveness. Musician-fabulous.
Don't see it if learning of the horror of genocide is too painful. One-character shows bore you.
See it if you like one person narrative plays about an historical event (plus ethnic musical accompaniment).
Don't see it if you've hard a long and tiring day.
See it if you are interested in being exposed to challenges abroad and learning some difficult things.
Don't see it if if you dont like one man shows or need a lot of action.
See it if You are interested in the manifestations of trauma.
Don't see it if You seek new insights into the causes of genocide and Rwandan history.
See it if You like well acted one man shows that are based on historical events such as the Rwandan genocide and the subjects of guilt and memory
Don't see it if You have no interest in guilt, coming to terms with youthful mistakes or genocide
See it if You want to be enthralled by a one man performance around an engrossing and human story of Rwanda
Don't see it if You want a light comedy or musical.
See it if You enjoy being told a unique story. A beautiful atmosphere was created on the small stage. The actor very good indeed -
Don't see it if You have no patience for a one man play about an unusual and violent story in Rwanda
See it if you want a thoughtful exploration of forgiveness, blame and the repercussions of genocide. It's dark at times, but not too heavy.
Don't see it if you require brilliant writing (script could use tightening/a little more clarity in what it's trying to achieve), or don't like 1-man shows