Arts & Culture

All Our Yesterdays, a play to #BringBackOurGirls

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April this year will make two years since more than two hundred Chibok girls have been missing from their homes. in April 2014, Boko Haram raided a girls secondary school in the Nigerian town, kidnapping 276 girls. #BringBackOurGirls trended for a while and then other news stories took its place, replacing this with other hashtags. All Our Yesterdays is a theatre play, a way for our memories to be jogged and for the issue to become a talking point again. There is still a wrong waiting to be righted. Starting tomorrow, January 7, 2016, AnOther Theater will be presenting the play at the Factory Theatre Studio as part of the Next Stage Festival. The play, written and directed by Chloe Hung, stars Chiamaka Umeh, Amanda Weise, relating the story of two Chibok girls, Ladi and Hasana who have been kidnapped by Boko Haram. In it’s last running at the Toronto Fringe Festival, critics had praised the play for its accurate and sensitive portrayal of the Boko Haram kidnappings, as well as how deftly the story wove many social issues together for a must-see theatrical experience. The play runs from January 7 – 17. Buy your tickets here.   AllOurYesterdays  

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