Director Michael Greif with Our Lady of Kibeho playwright Katori Hall.
Director Michael Greif with Our Lady of Kibeho playwright Katori Hall.
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Off-Broadway's Signature Theatre has announced casting for the world premiere production of Olivier Award winner Katori Hall's Our Lady of Kibeho, directed by three-time Tony nominee Michael Greif. Performances are set to run on the Irene Diamond Stage at the Pershing Square Signature Center from October 28-December 7, with an official November 16 opening.

Based on real events, Our Lady of Kibeo is set in 1981 where a village girl in Rwanda claims to see the Virgin Mary. Ostracized by her schoolmates and labeled disturbed, everyone refuses to believe, until the impossible starts happening and upheaval ensues in the school community and beyond.

The cast includes Starla Benford, Jade Eshete, Danaya Esperanza, Niles Fitch, Kambi Gathesha, Brent Jennings, Joaquina Kalukango, Mandi Masden, Owiso Odera, Nneka Okafor, Stacey Sargeant, T. Ryder Smith, Patrick J. Ssenjovu, Angel Uwamahoro, and Bowman Wright.

The design team includes Rachel Hauck (scenic design), Emily Rebholz (costume design), Ben Stanton (lighting design), Matt Tierney (sound design), Peter Nigrini (projection design), Greg Meeh (special effects design), Paul Rubin (aerial effects design), Michael McElroy (original music/arrangements and music direction), Rick Sordelet (fight direction), Dawn-Elin Fraser (dialect coach), and Faye Armon-Troncoso (props and set dressing).

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