How to Have Fun in a Civil War
Written & performed By Ifrah Mansour
Directed By Lindsey Cacich Samples
Sound Design By Peter Morrow
Minnesota-based Somali playwright and performer Ifrah Mansour revisits her childhood memories during the 1991 Somali civil war to confront violent history with humor, and provide a voice for the global refugee stories of children. How to Have Fun in a Civil War, is a one-act multimedia play, which explores war from an idyllic viewpoint of a seven-year-old Somali refugee girl. The play weaves puppetry, poetry, videos and multiple oral stories taken from community interviews to tell a captivating story about resilience while pushing audience to engage in a healing process that is still raw for survivors of the war.
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About Ifrah Mansour
Ifrah Mansour is a Somali multimedia artist, performer, and teacher in Minneapolis, who uses art to bridge cultures and generations. Her work has been seen at the State Fair and Northern Spark festival. How to Have Fun in a Civil War was previously mounted at the Guthrie Theater and the Children’s Theatre Company.
Best enjoyed by ages 6 and up
Approximately 55 minutes
We’ll have a post-show discussion.
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