Reviewed by Paula Citron
Africa Trilogy is theatre that only a big festival like Luminato can mount. The trilogy contains original plays dealing with issues of the west meets Africa with the creative teams and actors representing three continents.
The driving force is Volcano Theatre’s Ross Manson who took almost four years to pull everything together. His aim is to present issues that fly under the radar in terms of Africa. The plays, while not perfect, are certainly worthy.
The three plays are both stimulating and disturbing in the issues that they raise.
Africa Trilogy continues at the Fleck Dance Theatre until Jun. 20.
Shine Your Eye (written by Binyavanga Wainaina, directed by Ross Manson)
Peggy Pickit Sees the Face of God (written by Roland Schimmelpfennig, directed by Liesl Tommy)
Glo (Written by Christina Anderson, directed by Josette Bushell-Mingo)
Luminato Festival/Volcano Theatre
Performed by Lucky Onyekachi Ejim, Karen Robinson, Dienye Waboso, Muoi Nene, Milton Barnes, Araya Mengesha, Awaovieyi Agie, Maev Beaty, Trey Lyford, Tony Nappo, Jane Spidell, Dorothy a. Atabong and Araya Mengesha
Fleck Dance Theatre, Jun. 15 to 20, 2010