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La MaMa presents Aimé Césaire’s A Season In The Congo, December 19-22, 2013

We recommend this work and this production. A Season in the Congo chronicles the rise and fall of Patrice Lumumba, the first Prime Minister of the newly independent Republic of Congo, in the year 1960. Aimé Césaire (1913-2008), a writer and politician explores themes of racism, betrayal and decolonization in this seminal piece of political theatre. Now, on the 100th anniversary of Césaire’s birth, director Rico Speight brings his work to a new audience.

La MaMa’s First Floor Theatre is located at 74A East 4th Street.

A Season in the Congo

December 19 – December 22, 2013

7:30pm | Thursday – Saturday

2:30pm | Sunday


La MaMa presents Aimé Césaire’s A Season In The Congo, December 19-22, 2013. This historic program celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of the famed poet, playwright and politician.

In A Season in the Congo, surreality subtends history. Splicing film, dance, music, and poetry, this spirited production recalls the global impact of Patrice Lumumba, “the poet leader who lights the fire of Africa,” and introduces his timeless legacy to a new generation.

For all times, the transformative aesthetic of Aimé Césaire evokes intense drama and incites “a delight in changing reality.” A Season in the Congo, Césaire’s most political theatrical work, was first published in 1965. Is there a need for political theatre today? Urgently! Yet the fact remains that political theatre is still risky business in our culture.

Please join us in supporting A Season in the Congo. Contributions are tax deductible and will underwrite the December 2013 restaging of the play. Thank you for your generosity.

Please donate HERE


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