Esther's Revenge is showing in the US

Jan 5, 2024

Esther’s Revenge is premiering in the United States from January 6 – 19. Opening on Friday, January 12.

Written and directed by Kenneth Uphopho, and produced by Tope Sanni for PawStudios Africa, it is an experiential play inspired by true life events of Esther who was reported to have murdered her white lover in 1953. The sentence is death by hanging. This participatory play as devised, explores themes around race, colonization, sexual abuse, violence against women, and political and social injustice. Esther takes us on a journey through time into the events leading up to the death of Mark. The jury, consisting of 12 audience members, is given the responsibility to vote in favour or against a stay of execution.

The play won SoHo Playhouse’s Brighton Prize, and stars Bolanle Temitope Stephen-Atitebi and Kenneth Uphopho.

Tickets, times and other details here.