Miracle in Rwanda
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Miracle in Rwanda

Miracle in Rwanda NYC Reviews and Tickets

(51 Ratings)
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Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intense, Profound

About the Show

"Miracle in Rwanda" chronicles the dramatic events of Immaculée Ilibagiza during the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (51)

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302 Reviews | 87 Followers
Relevant, Must see, Great staging, Great writing, Great acting

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. Read more

712 Reviews | 401 Followers
Riveting, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Strong story with riveting Malaika Uwamahoro which should receive awards!

Don't see it if Genocide is a difficult topic to view.

258 Reviews | 104 Followers
Must see, Resonant, Intense, Riveting, Profound

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.

240 Reviews | 41 Followers
Riveting, Thought-provoking, Profound, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you’d like to see a story of one’s survival and forgiveness through faith.

Don't see it if you don’t like one woman show or don’t want to hear of the genocide in Rwanda. Read more

287 Reviews | 32 Followers
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intense, Profound, Powerful

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

247 Reviews | 61 Followers
Great writing, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if you like to see how to forgive people who did the worst possible: killing members of one's family; and how to have hope in most dire times.

Don't see it if genocide is too terrible a subject for you to think about in your free time.

98 Reviews | 18 Followers
Relevant, Eye opening, Absorbing, Powerful, Thought-provoking

See it if You are interested in an inside view of a human tragedy As experienced by 1 person; if you are unfamiliar with that history and want info

Don't see it if You are not concerned about learning of human rights violations, you do not like 1 actor in all the roles, stories of violence trigger you

158 Reviews | 24 Followers
Profound, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You want to hear a very relevant and moving story of survival and triumph.

Don't see it if You think theatre is only for entertainment.

Critic Reviews (7)

April 11th, 2019

"The one-woman show 'Miracle in Rwanda' relates the true-life experiences of Immaculée Ilibagiza. As a young woman, she survived the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda by hiding for more than three months in a 3x4 foot bathroom along with five-and, eventually, seven-other human beings: all women and girls. The play uses the tag line 'An Inspirational True Story of Hope and Forgiveness,' but how much inspiration can be gleaned from such a horrific story?"
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Theater Pizzazz
April 18th, 2019

"'Not particularly dramatic. Even a potentially heart-rending scene when Imaculée reads a log of the dead is deadened by its soporific pacing…The historical revelation of monstrous inhumanity does not automatically guarantee strong drama…The play is very well acted by Uwamahoro…A tortoise-like pace, interminable pauses, and actionless scenes help what might have been a potent piece about Rwanda become a sleepy sojourn in Yawnda."
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Front Row Center
April 10th, 2019

“’Miracle in Rwanda’ is not a story about the atrocities, fear, the horrors of bloodlust and revenge. It is a story about unquantifiable, unfathomable forgiveness...Uwamahoro, tells the story through movement, strong characterizations, and an open heart. She is wonderfully priceless...The direction slows the piece down and the unnecessary blackouts hinder the flow of this horrifically beautiful story...But please don’t let that keep you from experiencing ‘Miracle in Rwanda’.”
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Times Square Chronicles
April 10th, 2019

“This one person play brings light to the dark...Uwamahoro’s portrayal is sensitive, heartfelt and inspiring...Her performance shows us the journey to redemption from this awful chapter of human history...Transitions are smooth and have a flow...This is a show for anyone who has ever lost their faith. What is so amazing is this play shows how despite such a huge amount of pain from both sides peace can be had and humanity can forgive and start anew.”
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Diandra Reviews it All
April 10th, 2019

“A true story and gruesome tale of fear, loss, ethnicide, and inhumanity...’Miracle In Rwanda’ is a must-see because it makes you re-analyze what is hope and bravery...This tale is brutal in context but regal in essence. As Maleika transforms her body...you are transfixed by the actress’ ability to become a completely different human being, but one that is connected in changing her character’s life forever...Its religious subtext is a driving force in amplifying that the human spirit is supernatural.”
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Edge New York
April 10th, 2019

"As Immaculée, actress Malaika Uwamahoro beautifully demonstrates the young woman's inner strength, along with a sweet boldness that serves her well during this terrible time. Uwamahoro plays many other characters as well...As much as a I love a short runtime, this was a case where I wouldn't have minded a little more length, particularly to get a bit more insight into how Immaculée and the others endured the physical and psychological strain."
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Theatre is Easy
April 8th, 2019

"Uwamahoro’s brilliant portrayal of numerous people...'Miracle in Rwanda' focuses less on the history and politics of the conflict and more on how Ilibagiza found the strength and compassion to absolve her tormentors...Ilibagiza’s grace and resilience is inspiring...A more comprehensive frame would illuminate this shameful chapter in world history and elevate 'Miracle in Rwanda' from a story of individual transcendence to something deeper."
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