The Convert at Kirk Douglas Theatre (Culver City, CA)

The Convert: A Moving New Work About British Colonialism in Africa

Kirk Douglas Theatre (Culver City, CA)

"The Convert"

Center Theatre Group presents the powerful new work The Convert by award-winning actress and playwright Danai Gurira. Set in 1895, this drama explores the cultural and religious clashes sparked by British colonialism in southern Africa and the lingering effects that remain today. The action centers around Jekesai, a young girl being forced into an arranged marriage — a situation she escapes with the help of an African Christian convert. Torn between her native cultural and familial ties and the new religion that saved her, Jekesai must eventually decide where her heart truly lies. Learn more…

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