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May 18, 2018

EQT Children’s Theater Festival: Sunjata Kamalenya

Friday, 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm

Experience the magic of “Sunjata Kamalenya: The Story of the True Lion King of Africa” with an interactive show at the August Wilson Center.

Sunjata Kamalenya is a completely interactive show celebrating the greatest hero of West African legend, Sunjata Keita, the first mansa (king) of the ancient Empire of Mali. This 13th century epic tale takes place in a magical world filled with sorcery and enchantment. A wandering hunter comes to the village of Farrakoro and makes an unbelievable prediction that a boy who is crippled and his outcast mother will overcome all odds to deliver their nation from an evil sorcerer. This beautiful tale follows their struggles and the strength they discover from their faith in each other. Authentic music, costumes, and scenery invite you into this modern Mandé village where the jelimuso (storyteller) guides your journey as you sing, dance, and act alongside professional actors and musicians in a truly unique and immersive experience.

VIP Ticket Option:

A limited number of VIP tickets are being offered for each performance of Sunjata Kamalenya. This VIP ticket gives patrons a special seating location on stage, and children seated in the VIP section may become part of the immersive performance. The VIP ticket is $9. Discounts are not applicable to the VIP ticket.

Run time: 60 minutes with no intermission.

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May 18, 2018
12:15 pm to 1:15 pm


August Wilson Center
980 Liberty Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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