Ticket Giveaway: With Zimbabwe’s 89-year-old dictator Robert Mugabe last week extending his 33-year rule for five more years, there is no better time to see the “riveting” (Times of London) play “Breakfast With Mugabe,” Fraser Grace’s award-winning thriller, originally produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company. The play is inspired by newspaper accounts that Mugabe, severely depressed, and convinced he was haunted by the ghost of a slain rival, sought treatment from a white psychiatrist.
“The subjects of Zimbabwe and Mugabe are rich with dramatic potential and this script does service to both.”-Oskar Eustis, artistic director of the Public Theater
“Imagine a modern-day Macbeth, haunted by the ghost of Banquo, attempting to sort out his blood-stained fears with the help of a therapist. The resulting drama might be something like “Breakfast With Mugabe,” a compact, troubling thriller”-New York Times review of a 2010 production at the Centenary Stage Company in New Jersey with the same cast.
“Breakfast With Mugabe” will be presented at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theater at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street) through October 6 (in repertory with a play called “Final Analysis.)
To enter the contest, answer one of the following questions:
1. Please put your answer in the comments at the bottom of this blog post, because the winner will be chosen through Random.org based on the order of your reply, not its content.
But you must answer one of the questions, complete with an explanation of your choice, or your entry will not be approved for submission.
2. Please include in your answer your Twitter name and follow my Twitter feed at @NewYorkTheater so that I can send you a direct message. (If you don’t have a Twitter name, create one. It’s free.)
3. This contest ends Monday, August 12, 2013 at midnight Eastern Time, and I will make the drawing no later than noon the next day. You must respond to my direct message on Twitter within 24 hours or I will choose another winner.
You must also be able to attend one of the eligible performances. The voucher is good for two tickets for performances until August 31st, 2013 (which means a total of only 11 performances are available.)
(Since I’m choosing by the order in which you submit, please do not write me more than once. Make sure you have all the requirements — such as your Twitter name — before submitting. All submissions have to be approved, so you won’t necessarily see your entry right away. Please be patient.)