Breakfast with Mugabe begins performances on January 2. The off-Broadway transfer, directed by David Shookoff, is scheduled to officially open on January 12 and will play a limited engagement through March 2 at The Lion Theatre (at Theatre Row). The show previously appeared at the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre Pershing Square Signature Center.
Written by Fraser Grace, the production is inspired by accounts that Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe, who was severely depressed, sought treatment from a white psychiatrist. Breakfast with Mugabe explores the tension between contemporary ideas and ancient beliefs and the question of whether those who were colonized can live with their former subjugators. The cast features Ezra Barnes, Michael Rogers, Rosalyn Coleman and Che Ayende.
The Breakfast with Mugabe creative team includes set design by Lee Savage, costume design by Teresa Snider-Stein, lighting design by Joyce Liao and sound design by Colin Whitely.