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Ghost Town

constance ejuma · Ages 15+ · world premiere · one person show · 90 mins · United States of America

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ERNEST KEARNEY thetvolution.com certified reviewer July 01, 2019
tagged as: A PLATINUM MEDAL
A FASCINATING TALE OF PRESENT DAY TURMOIL IN AFRICA, A GLIMPSE INTO AN UNDER REPORTED STORY OF HUMAN SUFFERING.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 30, 2019
This was a very thought provoking show.... full review
FALINE ENGLAND certified reviewer June 28, 2019
This is a remarkable show! Constance is a force. I learned so much and was also deeply moved. Constance navigates all of the lives she embodies with such specifics that she transforms! A very important story that is a cry for action. This story needs to be seen far and wide!... full review
BRIGHT EYES certified reviewer June 21, 2019
tagged as: war victims · Civil War
"ghost town" brings home an awareness of our bubble of security and prosperity. Constance Ejuma, actress and playwright, makes this clear as she demonstrates with power and intensity the suffering of the people of the west African country of Cameroon (Amazonia?) due to an ongoing civil war. A must-see. ... full review
VICTORIA VAN WINKLE certified reviewer June 20, 2019
Relevant. Complex. Striking. I did not know about the Anglophone crisis in Cameroon, which can be said for so many crises around the world, and yet more and more we are becoming made aware of these issues through various forms of social media, a point highlighted in the show. Ghost Town is a testament to power of one person's desire to engage in a story, digging into all its complexities, and sharing one's discoveries, in the hopes of igniting others' concern and curiosity about the worlds unknown and stories untold. Ejuma bares witness to history's predictable recurrence when not studied wholly by bringing forth not only the roots of violence in Cameroon, but the haunting voices of those impacted most by it. Each voice, each perspec... full review
AIAH SAMBA certified reviewer June 11, 2019
tagged as: genocide · ghost town · Cameroon
To say this performance was breathtaking is an understatement. Haunting, funny, and completely sobering, Ghost Town will remain with you long after your first viewing. And don’t be mistaken, there should be multiple viewings of this tour de force. The play gets its title from the violent displacement of people in towns across present day Cameroon. The show effortlessly brought together the crux of the turmoil and unrest in the nation like a maelstrom of heartbreak. From a corrupt minister to a traumatized 14 year old girl, each character the inimitable Constance Ejuma conjures is completely made whole. Every facial expression down to the tiniest detail gives such nuance that you whole heartedly believe these are different people played by d... full review
TIFANIE MCQUEEN certified reviewer June 10, 2019
This show was well directed and performed and a very informative and moving exploration of the Anglophone crisis in Cameroon. ... full review