Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Come Good Rain: An Extraordinary Story of Personal Survival

Friday, September 17, 2010

7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space, Churchill House, 155 Angell Street, Providence

The Brown University Department of Africana Studies/Rites and Reason Theatre and the International Writers Project will present Come Good Rain: An Extraordinary Story of Personal Survival, a play written and performed by Ugandan playwight-in-exile George Seremba, on Friday, September 17 at 7 pm in the George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space, Churchill House, 155 Angell Street, Providence. 

The performance will be followed by a post-play folkthought discussion moderated by Theatre and Performance Studies graduate student Charles Mulekwa. 

Born in Kampala, Uganda, George Seremba has had an extensive career as a playwright and performer. Forced to leave Uganda in 1980 after surviving a botched execution attempt by Milton Obote’s “G” branch (military intelligence), he fled first to Kenya, then to Canada and Dublin, Ireland. He is the author of three full-length plays, The Grave Will Decide, Come Good Rain, and Napoleon of the Nile, and has performed in feature films, on television, and on stage at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin. 

Seremba is International Writers Project Visiting Playwright at Brown. The IWP, a joint program of the Brown University Literary Arts Program and Thomas J. Watson Institute for International Studies provides institutional, intellectual and artistic support to writers who face personal danger, oppression, and threats to their livelihood in nations throughout the world. George Seremba will be ‘in residence’ at Brown during the month of September, 2010.