How to Have Fun in a Civil War

Every Fri. and Sat. from Jan. 6-7
7 p.m.
Jan. 8
3 p.m.
Family Events, Theater

After last fall’s successful run of How to Have Fun in a Civil War, Somali playwright and performer Ifrah Mansour is coming back to the Children’s Theatre. The one-act solo piece draws on Mansour’s own memories living through the 1991 Somali Civil War, and includes stories from 15 anonymous community interviewees and writer Ahmed Yusuf. Mansour takes a playful, humorous approach to the subject matter, illustrating the incredible resilience of children who live through desperate circumstances. Mansour shows life through the eyes of a child whose propensity for curiosity and joy endure despite the horrors of war. Through her piece, she engages the audience in a healing process, both for the survivors and for the witnesses.