‘Agathe provokes, entertains and educates all at the same time, making for an unforgettable evening.’
In the spring of 1994, a plane crash takes the life of an African president and ignites a killing spree that the world will later recognize as the Rwandan genocide.
The person who was next in line for the country’s presidency — and who was, in fact, the country’s head of state for less than a day — was Agathe Uwilingiyimana, a university professor and an advocate for women and girls’ education. A beacon for our times, her silenced story and brave spirit is captured in this riveting play.
AGATHE was a top-four finalist for the prestigious Jane Chambers Award and received several other honors including the Henley Rose Award, Landing Theatre New American Voices Award, the SETC Getchell Award, and RAFTA Audience Selection.
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