Leslie Lewis Sword brilliantly transforms herself into a host of characters to tell the incredible story of Rwandan Genocide Survivor Immaculee Ilibagiza, a real life messenger of hope. Last year, performer and writer Sword traveled to Rwanda with Immaculee to develop this unique piece of theater. In fact, this return of Immaculee to Rwanda was the subject of a 60 Minutes segment last December, bringing international attention to the story.
Immaculee's family was brutally murdered during the three-month slaughter that began in April 1994. Miraculously, Immaculee managed to survive. For 91 days, she and seven other women huddled silently and cramped together in an undiscovered extra bathroom in a local pastor's home. Immaculee's terror escalated as hundreds of machete-wielding killers searched the house repeatedly for her without success, determined to find and butcher her. Ultimately, Immaculee moves beyond intense fear and rage, to find a deeper connection to God than she ever thought possible.
Miracle in Rwanda offers an uplifting message of forgiveness and compassion.
Additional Ticket Information:
Friday, April 6
Opening Night & Anniversary of the genocide
Performance followed by Q & A with Immaculee Ilibagiza
Wedneday, April 11
With Immaculee Ilibagiza in attendance
A portion of all proceeds benefit the Left to Tell Foundation in support of Rwandan orphans.