You are invited to attend an afternoon at the Detroit Repertory Theater featuring “Burying the Bones” by M.E.H. Lewis on March 18, at 2:00 p.m. This is Marygrove’s Study Abroad Program’s 1st Annual fundraising event which will provide future scholarships for Marygrove students who wish to participate in study abroad programs.
“Burying the Bones” received a 4 star rating out of 4 stars. Great acting and a powerful story!
Below is a summary written by John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press Special Writer:
In “Burying the Bones,” a South African woman is haunted by a man who claims to be the ghost of her husband, but she has a difficult time believing in the ghost because she has never seen her husband’s corpse.
M.E.H. Lewis’s 2004 play puts a human face on apartheid — the system of forced racial segregation that prevailed for decades in South Africa — and life in that country after the practice was dismantled in 1994. “Bones,” which comes with strong messages about truth and reconciliation, is set in 1996, when tribunals were established by the new black-controlled South African government to hold members of the former government responsible for their crimes.
Burying the Bones” represents the best of the Detroit Repertory Theatre, which has been producing thoughtful and socially conscious plays since 1957. In this production, the work the local company does onstage is every bit as powerful as the message playwright Lewis conveys with her words.
Date: March 18, 2012
Includes: Play, Free Secured Parking, Champagne, & Hors d’oeuvres
Open to Family, Friends, Neighbors, etc.
Tickets are on sale now!
Contact: Michelle Cade, 313.927.1485