About the Play
Second in the Rwanda series, dovetailing with Tulsa. Lelu decides to leave Oklahoma go to Europe to buy a par of shoes; a lark. She takes her friend Sola along for company, but soon falls in love with a romantic singer; Lelu leaves her friend to follow him on tour through Europe. But it turns out Mazout (the singer) is a political fugitive – he is wanted for singing songs instrumental in inciting genocide. She wanders in poverty, and gains new insight into the connectedness of the world (an epiphany shared with the American nun, Teresa, in Maria Kizito). She labors to regain her right mind (reconciling with Sola), risking as much as hopefulness in a time where sentiment can be a calamitous guide.
Director: Alison Russo