In the Freedom of Dreams: The Story of Nelson Mandela
In the Freedom of Dreams, The Story of Nelson Mandela is more than just a play about this great man's fight against deplorable injustice. It's about the power of a collective vision of humanity that can change the world. Through words, stories, music, and dance, the play explores the vivid world of Rolihlahla Nelson Madiba Mandela's childhood in the village of Qunu. It takes us to the rough and tumble world of Johannesburg in the years before World War II, the harshnes of the Robben Island prison and finally to the corridors of power.
The play not only illuminates Mandela's public role as a freedom fighter for his people, it speaks about his love affair with justice and to the cause, and how this affair of the heart affected the dreams of the people around him. We see him as a fighter and humanitarian, but also as a father, son, husband, and brother.
In the Freedom of Dreams, The Story of Nelson Mandela is a play about a little boy whose only dream was to become the stick-fighting champion of his village and how the forces of history created circumstances and hardships that forced him to make his personal dreams for himself grow into the dreams of a nation and the world.
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