My Children! My Africa!

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My Children! My Africa!

HartBeat Ensemble


My Children! My Africa!

The great South African playwright Athol Fugard confronts the tragedy of apartheid in this compelling tale set in a segregated township in 1984. In the face of increasing racial tension, a humble and humane black teacher attempts to persuade his best (and most charismatic) student that education, not violence, is the answer to South Africa’s problems. 

Learn more about South Africa in the 1980s in Caitlin Kane's Dramaturgy Publication (Civic Ensemble, 2016) 

Written by Athol Fugard

Directed by Melanie Dreyer-Lude

Lighting Design by Jon-Paul LaRocco

Set Design by Norm Johnson Jr.

Sound Design by Maritza Ubides

Featuring Brianna Joy Ford, Jelani Pitcher, Godfrey L. Simmons Jr.*

Stage Managed by Martha Lorena Preve

*Appearing through an Agreement between HartBeat Ensemble and Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

My Children! My Africa! is a live in-person theater event. Masks will be required. For more information on our COVID safety policies visit HartBeat's website HERE

Running Time: 150 minutes

Please join us for ENCOUNTERS: My Children! My Africa!, a special dialogue event that features small group discussions, on critical questions about the play, as well as specialist feedback and engagement. The Encounters Series is a program of UConn's Dodd Human Rights Impact Democracy and Dialogues Initiative.

Wed, Oct 12 at 5:30 p | Carriage House Theater | Link to register HERE

These performances of My Children! My Africa! are supported in part by The Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation and the Greater Hartford Council for the Arts’ All-Season Event Grant, a program made possible by the American Rescue Plan Act and the City of Hartford.



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Carriage House Theater 360 Farmington Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105
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