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MUFARO’S BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS: AN AFRICAN TALE

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Dallas Children's Theater (Rosewood Center)
5938 Skillman
Dallas, Texas 75231

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John Steptoe’s

MUFARO’S BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS: AN AFRICAN TALE

Adapted for the stage by Karen Abbott

Music and Lyrics by S-Ankh Rasa

Directed by S-Ankh Rasa and Robyn Flatt

 

September 24 – October 14, 2023

Recommended for ages 5 and up

In a spectacular tribute to DCT founder and inaugural show director, Robyn Flatt, the beautiful Zimbabwe-based Cinderella tale returns to open DCT’s 40thseason. An African villager named Mufaro has two daughters whom everyone agrees are beautiful. But, they have their differences. Manyara possesses a bad temper and is self-centered (but never in front of Mufaro); Nyasha is kind and considerate to people and to animals. When Mufaro learns that the King is in the process of meeting all of the most worthy and beautiful women in order to choose a wife, he decides that both of his daughters should go. Celebrate goodness, generosity, and love with traditional dancing, rhythmic drumming, and glorious African song. Based on the 1988 Caldecott Honor Award book.

Artwork from Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale Copyright © 1987 by John Steptoe. Use licensed by the estate of John Steptoe.

Based on the book, Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters – An African Tale, Copyright © 1987 by John Steptoe. The dramatization is being performed by permission of the estate of John Steptoe.