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Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center

My Children! My Africa!

My Children! My Africa!, Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center, NYC Show Poster
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Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center

480 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10019

Important Dates
Preview
May 01, 2012
Opening
May 24, 2012
Closing
Jun 17, 2012
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What Is the Story of My Children! My Africa!?
Set in 1984, My Children! My Africa! is the story of Mr. M, an impassioned teacher at a black school in South Africa. Mr. M seeks a better life for his most promising student, Thami, by providing extra opportunities. When Mr. M forms a debate team with Thami and Isabel, an eager and competitive student from the nearby white school, Thami finds his passion and voice. Soon, the young man becomes less focused on his studies and more involved with political unrest in the community, creating a generational rift between Thami and his teacher. As Mr. M tries to convince Thami that words, not violence, are the answer to South Africa’s problems, Thami must decide whether to follow Mr. M’s advice or take to the streets to advocate for an end to apartheid.