"Miracle in Rwanda" chronicles the dramatic events of Immaculée Ilibagiza during the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi. More…
In April 1994 in Rwanda, an extremist militia of Hutu tribesmen began a brutal, widespread effort to exterminate all members of the Tutsi minority tribe. A Catholic young woman named Immaculee went into hiding, armed only with the rosary her father gave her.
While marauders searched for her, she made a decision to pray using the beads her father gave her, transforming her heart and mind, so that in the midst of this holocaust, she found the core divinity within her, the place that no killer can eradicate.
The message is one of personal empowerment, of overcoming all obstacles through the power of faith, and ultimately finding peace of mind amidst unbelievable hardship. Often called “our generation’s Anne Frank”—yet one who thankfully survived—the true miracle of Immaculée’s story is her ability to forgive.
See it if you can put up w a religiously-infused script to see a stellar solo performance. True story is compelling, but much time is spent on prayer.
Don't see it if you want a fast-paced show. Death log scene is slow. Many blackouts/pauses. But perf is excellent w quicksilver chgs of chars. Impt history!
See it if Girl's religious faith & love guides her through survival ordeal and enables her to forgive afterwards. Well acted. Uplifting.
Don't see it if You want more historical details and breadth. You want more drama. A test of patience & fortitude, w/many blackouts used to mark time.
See it if u want to see a heartening story of a girl finding strength thru spirituality in the face of one of the ugliest events in modern history.
Don't see it if you're looking for a fast-moving story; you aren't interested in a solo performance with little-to-no set or props.
See it if you enjoy demanding, one-person performances that include portraying multiple characters on a serious subject that mostly eluded attention.
Don't see it if if you do not like listening to an almost narration that becomes a little preachy. The importance of the subject is diminished in some ways.
See it if curious about Rwandan genocide from a survivor's perspective, how it could be done as a one-person show, occasionally suspenseful, harrowing
Don't see it if Descriptions of mass murder and bodies piled up turn you off, can't imagine people's inhumanity to each other, don't like one-person shows
See it if Faith-based inspirational survivor's tale of journey of the persecuted finding forgiveness amidst the brutality. Multiple role solo.
Don't see it if For those not spared, did they not believe enough? Scene blackouts provide shortcut for sorely needed fill-in exposition.
Also Title is clear on expectation.
See it if You’re interested in seeing a one woman show about the Tutsi genocide in the 1990s. Very moving and passionate performance.
Don't see it if You want a laugh fest! This is a serious one woman performance about a grotesque period in history.
See it if Performance of 1st person account of Rwandan genocide survival by hiding for months in a 3’x4’ room, religion is a key factor for moving on.
Don't see it if You don’t care for one-person shows. You don’t want to hear repetition of common Catholic prayers.
See it if If you are interested in the genocide in Rwanda, you like stories of survival or are interested in a particular story related to these event
Don't see it if If you do like one-woman shows were the actor plays many characters or a personal approach to history.
See it if you are interested in the Tutsi genocide from 1994. Felt very similar to Anne Frank.
Don't see it if you don't like one woman playing a myriad of roles.
See it if How does one truly survive great trauma? With faith and forgiveness. Mini history lesson on Rwanda genocide.
Don't see it if Genocide, faith/Christianity, or one person shows are not your thing.
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See it if emotionally gripping, resonant, realistic biographical drama artfully crafted and performed for 70 min. enthralls, regardless of your faith.
Don't see it if you cannot sit through 70 intense mins in small theatre, no set, one woman performance of Rowanda Tutsi 1994 Diary of Anne Frank story.
See it if to be immersed in a wrenching narrative conveying—with humility—horrific, historical events that are important to know of and reckon with.
Don't see it if hugely averse to recurrent theme of faith/religion or utterances of prayer; or to solo, brilliant performer (understudy!) in multiple roles.
See it if You like 1 woman shows , great acting and serious subjects with a Christian thread of redemption
Don't see it if You want a light night out and want a sleek elaborate production. This is spare in content and form
See it if you like first person accounts of historical events, even if they are disturbing
Don't see it if you don't like one-woman shows with multiple characters or frequent references to Christian religion and faith
See it if you want uplift & redemption mined out of one of the horrors of the recent past; you want to pay homage to Imaculée's gift for forgiveness
Don't see it if amateurish writing & directing: this is Christian hagiography, not theatre; you don't like solo shows
See it if you like one woman shows about the use of faith to endure unimaginably horrifying experiences and with forgiveness.
Don't see it if you mind one actor playing multiple roles with quick shifts in conversation and very minimal staging.
See it if want to see a play based on a personal true story during genocide in Rwanda,how faith helped her to heal,even forgive the person who caused
Don't see it if Violence, genocide, murder are the topics you want to avoid, barebone theater, solo shows are not your thing
See it if You enjoy one person shows where the actor plays all the characters, appreciate great story telling in an inspiring, thought provoking play.
Don't see it if You aren’t religious or spiritual and don’t resonate with that or you prefer fluffy plays or musicals.
See it if Riveting depiction of the Horrors in Rwanda by one woman in a 70 minute play. Very intense and a story that needs to be told.
Don't see it if You prefer more upbeat and not to serious plays or subject matters.