We haven't been to Woolly in a while, but this play looks really riveting. The show’s full title is: “We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915.” (Whoever can remember that gets a free drink.) Top local actors Dawn Ursula, Holly Twyford, and Michael Anthony Williams are in the cast, so it should be quite an experience. It is kind of a play within a play.
People line up for tickets, which are distributed at 6 - the show starts at 8 and runs about 90 minutes. It's always hard to say how crowded it will be, but with 2 Pay What You Cans (there's one Monday as well) and the winter weather, I think it will be okay to get there when you can. Also, some of us who can get there early can get an extra ticket. So sign up and we'll try to help everyone.
The nice thing about these events is there is plenty of time for dinner and socializing after tickets are given out. We would probably go to Teaism a block away.
A rehearsal room descends from collaborative to absurd as a group of idealistic actors—three black and three white—come together to tell the little-known story of a centuries-old conflict in South West Africa. As the troupe try to recreate the extinction of the Herero tribe at the hands of their German colonizers, their own stories, subjectivities, and ingrained prejudices rise to the surface. Tensions mount as the actors discover the limits of their good intentions.
Hera link to a New York Times review a couple years ago.