Civic Ensemble Presents MY CHILDREN! MY AFRICA! by Athol Fugard on August 4-14, 2016 at the Lehman Alternative Community School Black Box Theatre, 111 Chestnut Street, Ithaca NY 14850.|
Pay-What-You-Can ticket reservations are now available at flexible prices of $20, $15, or $10. FREE tickets will be available at the venue on the day of each performance beginning at 7pm.
Our $20 ticket price reflects the actual cost of producing this provocative play. If you are able to pay this price, please consider doing so. Your purchase will not only support the artists involved in this production but will also support Civic in our ongoing commitment to providing affordable ticketing options to all members of our community.
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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. Fugard's play resonates deeply with the increasing influence of the Black Lives Matter movement challenging the old guard of the Civil Rights movement and with ongoing debates over racial inequality in American public schools. This production will feature 2016 Ithaca College graduates Jelani Pitcher and Brianna Ford, as well as Civic Ensemble Artistic Director Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr.
Lehman Alternative School (LACS) (View)
111 Chestnut St
Ithaca, NY 14850