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‘Anowa’ opens Oct. 30

"Anowa," a play by Ghanaian Ama Ata Aidoo, explores issues of colonization and the resulting loss of cultural identity in 1870s Ghana. The department of theatre production opens at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, in Studio 88, Center for Performing Arts. It is directed by Jade Lambert.

Additional performances are at 8 p.m. Oct. 31, Nov. 1 and 2, and at 2 p.m. Nov. 2 and 3.

"Anowa" was written in 1970 and is an adaptation of a traditional Ghanaian folktale. Anowa, the heroine, rejects all suitors provided by her parents and marries for love instead. Her husband, Kofi Ako, proves to have a weak moral character. While they gain wealth and prosperity, their inability to have children and their disagreements over keeping slaves brings trouble to their relationship.

A "meet and greet" the cast and crew follows the Oct. 30 performance; a talk back follows the Oct. 31 performance.

Tickets are $6 for students and senior citizens, $9 for other adults. For tickets or more information, call the Miami box office, 9-3200.

Date Published: 10/24/2002
Volume: 22   Number: 13

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