"The Convert" opened last night, April 19 at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. The show, written by Danai Gurira and directed by Emily Mann in co-production with McCarter Theatre Center and the Goodman Theatre, is a world premiere production running through May 19.
Danai Gurira, Wes Craven, Rutina Wesley, L. Scott Caldwell, Ntare Mwine, Glen Mazzara, Nyambi Nyambi, Deidrie Henry, Kristolyn Lloyd, Mia Barron, Edwina Findley, Lauren Cohan and more attended opening night. Check out the photos below!
Set amid the colonial scramble for southern Africa in 1895, "The Convert" tells the tale of Jekesai, a young girl who escapes a forced marriage arrangement by becoming the newest convert of a well-meaning black catechist for the Catholic Church. But when an anti-colonial uprising erupts she is torn by her loyalties to her family and her culture and is forced to decide which side of the conflict she will choose - and where her heart truly belongs. "The Convert" is a CTG commission.
Tickets are available in person at the CTG box office, by phone at (213) 628-2772 or online at www.CenterTheatreGroup.org. Check out photos from opening night below!
Photo credit: Ryan Miller
L. Scott Caldwell
Danai Gurira and Tony Okungbowa
Rutina Wesley, Zainab Jah, Pascale Armand
Danai Gurira, Nyambi Nyambi
Edwina Findley, Danai Gurira
Cheryl Lynn Bruce
Pascale Armand and Mia Barron
Danai Gurira and Wes Craven
Kevin Mambo and Kristolyn Lloyd
Kristolyn Lloyd, Rutina Wesley, Victoire Charles and Danai Gurira
Danai Gurira and Kevin Mambo
Joseph Miller and Cheryl Lynn Bruce
Pascale Armand, Rutina Wesley, Zainab Jah and Kristolyn Lloyd
Glen Mazzara, Danai Gurira and Wes Craven
Joseph Miller, Kristolyn Lloyd and Kevin Mambo
Pascale Armand and LeRoy McClain
Pascale Armand and Danai Gurira
Pascale Armand and Zainab Jah
Danai Gurira, Kevin Mambo and Zainab Jah
Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira and Glen Mazzara
LeRoy McClain, Warner Joseph Miller and Kevin Mambo
Pascale Armand, LeRoy McClain and Zainab Jah