Host Deardra Shuler talks with Malaika Uwamahoro (pronounced Mah-Like-ah Ooh-wam-ah-har-oh) who is a young actor, spoken word poet-performer, singer, and social justice artist. She will be performing the central character plus 9 others in the critically acclaimed play “Miracle in Rwanda,” at the Lion Theater on Theater Row off-Broadway beginning April 4, 2019. The run of the play coincides with this 25th anniversary of the historic massacre in Rwanda where 800,000 lives were lost.
“I am so happy to pass on this role to a woman of Rwandan heritage. Malaika is a brilliant actress, and she brings a sensibility that will move and inspire the audience. I can’t wait for the world to see her work,” said Leslie Lewis.
MIRACLE IN RWANDA chronicles the dramatic events of Rwandan Genocide Survivor Immaculée Ilibagiza. The message is one of personal empowerment, of overcoming all obstacles through the power of faith, forgiveness and ultimately finding peace of mind amidst unbelievable hardship.
The play runs from APRIL 4 - APRIL 21.