Our Lady of Kibeho

Play

Writers: Katori Hall

Overview

Show Information

Category
Play
Number of Acts
2
First Produced
2014
Genres
Drama, Historical/Biographical
Settings
Spectacle
Time & Place
kibeho college, an all-girls catholic school in kibeho, rwanda, 1981-1982
Cast Size
medium
Orchestra Size
None
Dancing
None
Ideal for
diverse cast, young characters, female lead, star vehicle-female, professional theatre, College/University, Diverse Cast, Regional Theatre, Professional Theatre, Star Vehicle Female
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes late teen, young adult, adult, mature adult, child, early teen characters

Synopsis

In 1981, at Kibeho College in Rwanda, a young girl claims to have seen the Virgin Mary. Disbelieved both by her superiors and herby classmates, the girl -- Alphonsine -- is repeatedly ostracized, and scolded, out of fear. But when another student, Anathalie, also begins to witness the visions, and the impossible seems to come true through seeming acts of God, the tide begins to turn. In a tumult of fear, disbelief, and great acts of faith, a tiny town in Rwanda is placed in the center of a raging firestorm on the verge of explosion. Based on a remarkable true story, Our Lady of Kibeho is a striking, powerful meditation on faith, belief, and everyday miracles.

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