Urban Stages announced that it will close out its 2017-18 season, its 34th, with the New York premiere of Sean Christopher Lewis's Dogs of Rwanda, running March 9-31, with opening night set for March 12.
The play is described as follows: "Sixteen-year-old David finds himself in Uganda as a church missionary. He follows the girl of his dreams into the woods as the Rwandan genocide erupts. Twenty years later and half a world away, he still can't escape what happened and publishes a book on the events. When a note arrives reading, 'There are untruths here,' David finds himself back in those woods with the boy he tried to save, in a journey towards redemption and forgiveness."
Dan Hodge will star in Dogs of Rwanda, with Frances Hill and Peter Napolitano directing and music composed and performed by Abou Lion Diarra. The creative team will include Frank Oliva (set designer), John Salutz (lighting designer), Ryan Belock (video designer), Kim T. Sharp (technical director), and Jeana Caporelli (stage manager).
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