Monday, August 6, 2007

Truth in Translation

This looked like something that might be of interest to many readers:

SEPT. 6 - 8 AT SMU

presented by the
Embrey Family Foundation

DFW International Community Alliance is proud to partner with the Embrey Family Foundation to publicize this extraordinary theatre production. This is a wonderful example of how artists can inspire change and make a difference by imagining new beginnings and new models.

"Truth in Translation" is a dramatization, told both as a play and in music, about South Africa during the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), when translators (the subjects of this re-enactment) of the 11 African languages translated the testimony of the genocide perpetrators as they spoke about the crimes they committed, the testimony of the victims as they spoke about their loved ones killed, the translators' and community's experience and ultimately, the healing that results from truthful communication.

The entire presentation is extremely moving and profound. As Truth in Translation proposes: Can we forgive the past to survive the future - the role of art in perception-shifting.

When: September 6 through 8:
Evening performances begin at 8:00 p.m.
One matinee at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 8

Cost: FREE by reservation only.

Groups welcome.

For more information:
The Bob Hope Theatre
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX
214-206-3577, ext. 304.

Read more about it, find other performance dates and locations, and read the letter of support from Archbishop Desmond Tutu, here:

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