The Syringa Tree

Opened Apr 30, 2010
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Growing up under Apartheid, six-year-old Lizzie confronts rules she cannot understand. Why must her nanny keep her daughter hidden? Among twenty-eight characters capturing four generations, she paints an evocative portrait of the abiding love between two families - one black, one white. History's shocking events unravel, mingled with the resonant rites of passage all families share. As Lizzie comes of age, we experience through her eyes a haunting, joyous memory play of sacrifice, liberation and the bonds which cannot be broken.

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