SISTER AFRICA, Stephanie Liss' world premiere drama about efforts to aid female and child victims of the Congo's ongoing civil war, will be performed by a cast of actors from the worlds of feature films, opera and the Chicago theater scene.
Presented by Genesis Theatrical Productions
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ChicagoCritic - Not Recommended
"...The inability of most of the audience to hear the speeches, kills this show adding another tragedy to this horrific account of genocide. It got so bad, I was thinkg about shouting out "Louder, Louder" after Malessa Nelson's first few weak opening monologue. After the continued inabliityto hear most of this drama, I became frustrated and ultimately irritated. This story deserves better. (I'm waiting to see how many other reviewers mention the low volume?) Audiences need to kow that they may have trouble hearing a play. This problem is simple to correct: make the actors speak louder. Let's hope the stsge manager tells them to project, to speak louder, especcially during emotional scenes. Until the weak volume is corrected, Sister Africa is not stage worthy."
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Picture This Post - Somewhat Recommended
"...Sister Africa will likely have very strong appeal for those who are actively engaged in Tikkun, a quest to heal the world through religious study. Most of us will learn or re-learn quite a bit about forgotten Congo thanks to this work. That said, this strikes more as a script that preaches to the choir, or perhaps more properly described as preaching to a minion."
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