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Sunjata Kamalenya: The Story of the True Lion King of Africa

Saturday, February 10, 2024 @ 2:00pm



William Paterson University - Shea Center for Performing Arts
300 Pompton Rd, Wayne, NJ 07470

Sunjata Kamalenya (translated: Sunjata for Youth) is a new completely interactive production by Experiential Theater Company which celebrates the greatest hero of West African legend, Sunjata Keita, the first mansa (king) of the ancient Empire of Mali. The great 13th century epic takes place in a magical world filled with sorcery and enchantment.  Based on the story of the Lion King, this production chronicles the struggles of a boy destined to be the leader of the Mande’ people of West Africa. 

Both parents and children can participate in the show. Traditional music, costumes, and scenery whisk you away to 13th century Mali where the jelimuso (storyteller) guides your journey as you sing, dance, and act alongside professional actors and musicians. Audiences gain a unique experience that celebrates the spirit of determination and the love of family in the face of seemingly impossible odds.

This play was developed as a staged workshop performance at the McCarter Theatre Center, as part of the 2010 McCarter Lab. It was then introduced at the Kennedy Center during New Visions, New Voices.

Running time: 66 minutes Age Range: K-6

Admission: $25 Adults - $20 Children




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