No Child Left Behind.

solo performance · makha mthembu productions · Ages 14+ · United States of America

one person show
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JONATHAN TIPTON MEYERS certified reviewer June 26, 2019
At an infectious, inciteful and exciting 30 minutes, 'No Child Left Behind" is one of those Fringe shows that you might not find unless you stumble upon it. But, seek it out, because this is a thrilling theatre nugget and you need to know who Makha Mthembu is. See this.... full review
MONIQUE LEBLEU certified reviewer July 04, 2019
tagged as: funny · charming · apartheid · racism · education · change
Funny and sharply written solo show “No Child Left Behind,” written and performed by Makha Mthembu, focuses on a South African girls' school teacher whose students are being taught during Apartheid in South Africa during the time of Nelson Mandela's recent release, new times of desegregation, and just prior to voting on the referendum in 1992. The class opens with their national anthem, as any class in any country might do, which sets the tone for a complacent, but enthusiastic, political reverence by their instructor that is both chilling and familiar. Within her struggle to explain the coming referendum to her students is exhibited a series of veiled—and not so veiled—elements of long term, deep-seated racism, and general short-mindedness.... full review