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'Our Lady of Kibeho,' Drama of Faith in Pre-Genocide Rwanda

In 1981, several young women at a religious boarding school in southern Rwanda reported seeing apparitions of the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ in Christian belief. Others soon claimed to see her as well, and news of the visions swept the region, attracting throngs of religious seekers and inspiring a wave of conversions and calls for repentance. That's the inspiration for "Our Lady of Kibeho," a new play by African American writer Katori Hall, premiering at New...

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