A Chitenge Story

Handsome Alice Theatre presents Makambe K. Simamba’s one-woman show

Amy Jo Espetveidt

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An autobiographical account of a young woman’s journey of releasing trauma, embracing heritage, and uncovering her ultimate healing, join Handsome Alice Theatre for A Chitenge Story.

Makambe K. Simamba’s one-woman show takes audiences deep into the sounds, smells, and spirits of Zambia. Surrounded by family, she is steeped in a single secret—she has returned to her ancestral home with a singular mission to find the identity of a man who abused her as a child and take justice into her own hands.

Coming at a time when survivors of sexual harassment and assault are speaking up and being listened to, this unique play offers a new Canadian perspective that could not be more timely and relevant to Calgary’s diverse population.

A Chitenge Story runs March 20 to 24, 2018 at the Joyce Doolittle Theatre, Pumphouse Theatres (2140 Pumphouse Ave. SW).

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