The World Stage Theater Company’s Season of Our Humanity continues with a very special production of The Song of Jacob Zulu by Tug Yourgrau and directed by Kelli McLoud-Schingen.
This play has only been produced once since leaving Broadway in 1994, the World Stage Theater Company has received special permission directly from the playwright. Nominated for six Tony Awards, including Best Play, The Song of Jacob Zulu tells the story of a young South African accused of a senseless act of terrorism that claimed the lives of blacks and whites at its strongest. apartheid. The play is transformed from a traditional courtroom drama into something approaching a religious ritual by the power of the eerily beautiful music of the “Greek Choir”, written and inspired by Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
Tony-nominated playwright Tug Yourgrau is an American playwright and television producer. Yourgrau was born in South Africa and moved to America at the age of 10. He was nominated in two categories for the 1993 Tony Awards as lyricist for best score in a musical and as playwright for best play. He will join the talk-back immediately after the morning of Saturday, January 29. Jacob Zulu’s song was nominated for 6 Tony Awards in 1993.
Jacob Zulu’s song will run from January 27 to February 6, 2022 at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, Liddy Doenges Theater. For tickets visit https://www.tulsapac.com/events/2022/jacobzulu
Immediately after the Saturday and Sunday mornings there will be a lively discussion to deepen the themes of the play. On January 29, Tug Yougrau will be on the talkback with the rest of the cast.
The World Stage Theater Company continues its fourth season by recounting “The Stories of our Humanity”. World Stage produces powerful productions that give actors and audiences access to the world by telling multicultural, inspiring and transformational stories that connect our hearts and minds with people, places and ideas. Our work is fueled by community theater, social impact stories, intercultural connections, and authentic storytelling. For more information on the World Stage Theater Company, visit www.okworldstage.org.