May N'Kame, the mother of an African dictator, travels to England to see Dr. Cora Gage about medical treatment for her failing eyesight. During a pre-surgery consultation it becomes clear that both women have other agendas. The surgeon hopes to win the release of colleagues held captive in Africa, while the patient seeks the means to rid her country of her murderous son. May and Cora face difficult questions of personal ethics, global politics, and moral responsibility as they sip cups of tea and trade confidences across a wide cultural divide.
Forward Theater is a professional, non-profit theater that provides exceptional theater experiences for area audiences and gives professional actors, designers, playwrights, and directors an artistic home. For more information about Forward and its upcoming performances, please visit ForwardTheater.com.
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Single tickets on sale January 28, 2011