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W. African Performers Bring Real Life, Humor to the Stage

It’s three in the afternoon and the small theater at the Abidjan Arts Academy is rapidly filling with students.  They have come to see Dame de Fer, or Iron Lady, written and played by the Franco-Ivorian performer, Tatiana Rojo. Emerging from behind a large Louis XIV chair on the left of the stage, Rojo introduces us to the main character, Michelle, a market women from another, much poorer part of this city, Adjamé.  Around her, Rojo creates a quasi-fictional universe of...

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