“We Are Proud to Present…” at Trustus Theatre
Trustus Theatre in Columbia invites you to experience “We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Hero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Südwestafrika, Between the Years 1884–1915.” The play takes place largely in a rehearsal room that descends from collaborative to absurd as a group of idealistic actors attempt to recreate the extinction of the Herero tribe at the hands of their German colonizers. Along the way, they test the limits of empathy as their own stories, subjectivities, assumptions and prejudices catalyze their theatrical process. Eventually the full force of a horrific past crashes into the good intentions of the present, and what seemed a faraway place and time comes all too close to home. Performances are January 16th through 18th. In preparation for presenting 2019 Pulitzer Winner Fairview, Trustus is partnering with Coker College to revive their stirring production of We Are Proud to Present […]– an earlier work by Fairview playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury.