Monday January 20, 2014 at 2:00 PM
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Theatre and Interpretation Center
at Northwestern

Joephine Louis Theater
20 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208

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Theatre and Interpretation Center
at Northwestern University



Martin Luther King Day Reading of "Mogadishu" by Vivienne Franzmann

Co-presented with Next Theatre Company
Directed by Damon Krometis


Written by British playwright and former schoolteacher Vivienne Franzmann, "Mogadishu" dramatizes the story of a white teacher pushed to her limits amid racial tension and false accusations within a tough London secondary school. The award-winning play can be seen as a kind of stress test of multicultural education, with deeply problematic and tragic outcomes.


A post-show discussion will feature Jelani Mandara, associate professor of human development and social policy in Northwestern's School of Education and Social Policy, and Eric Witherspoon, superintendent of Evanston Township High School District 202.