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Time: August 22, 2018 at 8pm to August 23, 2018 at 8pm
Location: The PlayStation Theater
Street: 1515 Broadway
City/Town: New York
Website or Map: http://www.botswanaonbroadway…
Event Type: dance, theatre
Organized By: Emily
Latest Activity: Aug 1, 2018
Battery Dance presents a dance theatre musical, PULA! Botswana on Broadway, sponsored by the Botswana Tourism Organisation, on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 3pm and 8pm and Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 8pm at The PlayStation Theater, 1515 Broadway, NYC. Tickets start at $40 and are available at www.botswanaonbroadway.com.
Pula, or rain, is highly cherished in Botswana, a semi-arid country in Africa. This fictional play - anchored on the practical and mystical relationship that Batswana have with rain - traces how rain brings humans, plants and animals under one Botswana sky.
Because of this close relationship with rain, Batswana have always had endless names for rain depending on whether the rain is creating or destroying, whether it is before or after the planting of crops. And so, when drought hits one tiny village in Botswana, the chief assembles his villagers to find a solution. One young woman, Mmapula, is identified as the Rainmaker who must set forth in adventurous search of a specific type of life-giving rain for her people.