By Andrew Gans
19 Nov 2013
The limited engagement will begin previews Jan. 2, 2014, prior to an official opening Jan. 12. Performances will continue through March 2.
Inspired by news accounts that Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s president, once sought treatment from a white psychiatrist, the play was originally produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-Upon-Avon in 2005 and went on to win the John Whiting Award in 2006.
Directed by David Shookhoff, the cast features Ezra Barnes (Andrew Peric), Michael Rogers (Robert Mugabe), Rosalyn Coleman (Grace Mugabe) and Che Ayende as the family’s loyal bodyguard (Gabriel).
Playwright Grace, according to press notes, "illuminates the tension between modern ideas and ancient beliefs, and questions how a man who was once oppressed becomes an oppressor. Breakfast With Mugabe is ultimately about a country in crisis, the complex nature of the mind, and the evil of absolute power. It is a powerful reminder of the lasting impact of colonialism and dictatorships on the millions who still struggle under these oppressive conditions."
The Lion Theatre is located at 410 W. 42nd St. For more information visit www.breakfastwithmugabe.com. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased through Telecharge at www.telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200.