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Mother Emanuel

The play explores the lives of the nine victims of the mass shooting at Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church during Bible Study on June 17, 2015. Through the sharing of testimony, flashbacks, and song, the ensemble of performers usher in the spirits of those lost during this tragedy, putting a human face on the tragic loss. During its world debut in the New York Fringe Festival, Mother Emanuel’s powerful statement stirred audiences and critics alike. Over the course of this ninety-minute show the audience gets to know the lives and personal histories behind the names they’ve heard listed in the media, bringing to light a whole new level of understanding of the pain of loss as well as the importance of celebrating each and every moment of our own lives.


Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj
Adam Mace
Christian Lee Branch


Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj


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Jun 14 - Jun 25, 2017
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