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The Book of Life

'The Book of Life'
Our next performance asks — and answers — the question, How do you wrest hope from tragedy, and contentment from grief? The Book of Life is an uplifting theater piece about survivors of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, which claimed between a half million and a million people. Playwright Kiki Katese reads letters from both survivors and perpetrators — and asks pointed questions — while eight female drummers and singers serve as a chorus to amplify her message of reconciliation. Her meditations — delivered on a spare set with clever projections — are therapeutic. The Book of Life appears at UGA's Fine Arts Theatre Thursday, September 14 at 7:30.