October 4 - 27, 2013
by M.E.H. Lewis
Nominated for three Joseph Jefferson awards, including Best New Work
In South Africa at the end of Apartheid, a young Xhosa woman named Mae searches for answers to the disappearance of her school teacher husband, James. Against the advice of her more politically savvy sister, Mae goes before the newly formed Truth and Reconciliation Commission where she encounters Gideon, the white Afrikaner officer accused of killing James, and the shrewd plot begins to unravel. Lewis’ deft and powerful character study is filled with heartbreak, humor, frustration and surprise. A suspenseful story of one woman's journey to find the truth. (Run time: 2 hours, including one 15-minute interrmission.)
"[Burying the Bones] is literate, complex and provocative..." -Chicago Tribune
Directed by Chris Flieller
Bria Cloyd as Cassandra
Mark Corkins as Gideon
Di'Monte Henning as James
Malkia Stampley as Mae
"...intimate and personal.." -Milwaukee Magazine
...powerful production..." -OnMilwaukee.com
"Corkins shines as Gideon..." -Shepherd Express
For a richer understanding of the play and the historical context of South Africa and the Apartheid movement, please view or download the Burying the Bones DISCOVERY GUIDE. A wonderful resource for teachers and students.
Join us on Sunday, October 20, when the playwright, M.E.H. Lewis will be on hand for a talk back following the show.
Opening Night was a huge success! Thank you to our Opening Night reception sponsors:
- Wendi & Matthew Devan of SA Braai Sausage (providers of South African food for the reception)
Please visit the SA Braai website for more information about their delicious hand made products!