Pascale Armand in The Convert
(© T Charles Erickson)
Pascale Armand in The Convert
(© T Charles Erickson)
The original cast of Danai Gurira's The Convert will as previously reported continue on with the show from its world premiere co-production at the McCarter Theatre Center, when the play performs at the Goodman's Owen Theatre, February 25-March 25. The same cast will then travel with the production to Los Angeles, where it will be seen at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre, April 17-May 19, with an opening scheduled for April 19. Emily Mann has directed the production.

The Convert is set in 1895 Zimbabwe, and centers on a young woman who is forced to choose between her family's traditions and the Christian faith and Western values she has embraced.

The company features Pascale Armand in the title role of Jekesai/Ester, along with Cheryl Lynn Bruce (Mai Tamba), Zainab Jah (Prudence), Kevin Mambo (Chancellor), LeRoy McClain (Chilford), Warner Joseph Miller (Tamba), and Harold Surratt (Uncle).

Click here for TheaterMania's review of The Convert at the McCarter Theatre Center.

Click here for more information and The Convert tickets at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.