Working as research assistant to Nicholas Kristof, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist at The New York Times, Playwright Winter Miller is immersed in the issues surrounding the ongoing genocide in Darfur. In Darfur is the provocative account of three intertwined lives at a camp for internally displaced persons in Darfur. The story follows an aid worker's mission to save and protect lives, a journalists' pursuit to deliver a "Page One" story and a Darfuri woman's quest for safety. It is a searing story of urgency and international significance.
Following the reading, Nicholas Kristof leads a post-show discussion; it is a continuation of "Conversations on Darfur," The Public's discussion series with journalists, activists and aid workers that offers the audience an opportunity to learn more about the situation in Darfur and the extraordinary work being done by individuals and organizations to end the genocide.
The cast of In Darfur includes Ron Brice, Zainab Jah, Aaron Lohr, Heather Raffo, Maduka Steady, Sharon Washington and Rutina Wesley. Joanna Settle directs.
Tickets are available on the day of the performance (two per person) at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park beginning at 1:00pm and at the Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street (near Astor Place), from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.