About This Show

The Roundabout Theatre Company presents the American premiere of J.T. Rogers’ London hit The Overwhelming. Max Stafford-Clark, who helmed the 2006 London production, directs.

The play concerns an American family, newly arrived in Rwanda in 1994, who come face-to-face with the understanding that nothing and no one around them is what they understood it to be.

The Roundabout will present a post-show talkback series "Rwanda: Past, Present and Future" at their American premiere production of The Overwhelming. The series will take place over a number of Tuesday evenings this fall (October 2, 30 & November 13), following the performance. The series will feature speakers from the International Rescue Committee (IRC), members of The Overwhelming creative team, and Roundabout teaching artists.

Show Details

Running Time: 2hr 25min (1 intermission)
Dates: Opening Night: October 23, 2007 Final Performance: December 23, 2007

Theatermania Review

| | October 19, 2007
J.T. Rogers’ somber drama about Americans in Rwanda turns out to be predictable and clunky.

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