Review: Pittsburgh Owl Scribe, David Zuchowski

” Red, the color or rust and iron ore, is also the color of blood. All three elements are part of the thematic palette that form the skeleton of Sean Christopher Lewis dramatic glimpse into the atrocities committed during the 1994 genocidal war of the Hutus against the Tutsis of Rwanda…

Lewis’ narrative centers on two main characters, who, along with David’s love interest, experienced first hand the events that would haunt all three the rest of their lives. David (Scott Parkinson) joins a missionary group in Uganda just across the river border, at the urging of Mary (Ava Kepple), to whom he’s strongly enraptured. A chance meeting introduces them both to a young Tutsi boy, uniquely named God’s Blessing (Patrick J. Ssenjovu), who begs them to help him find his parents in neighboring Rwanda. And so begins the series of traumatic events that form the core of the play and the truth-seeking journey of the two male characters…”

by David Zuchowski, Pittsburgh Owl Scribe

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