Radius Goes to the Theater: The Convert

Friday, February 26, 2016 - 7:30pm

Be our guest for another "Radius Goes to the Theater" on Friday, February 26 for Central Square Theater's production of The Convert.  We're reserving 20 tickets for the show. RSVP early!

For follow-up discussion, we will host a lunch with Professor Erica James on Wednesday, March 2 at 12:30 in Room 4-251. Email weinmann@mit.edu  if you are interested in attending the lunch on March 2.

Southern Africa, 1895: A young Shona girl escapes an arranged marriage by converting to Christianity, becoming a servant and student to an African Evangelical. As anti-European sentiments spread throughout the native population, she is forced to choose between her family’s traditions and her newfound faith. Danai Gurira’s (Continuum and The Walking Dead) rich play examines the cultural and religious clashes that shaped the post-colonial world, and are still being felt in Zimbabwe today.

Please check out Thea's blog post discussing the show and the issues raised.