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A Chitenge Story

March 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 2:00pm, repeating until March 24, 2018

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Tuesday and Saturday, repeating until March 24, 2018

$15 - $20

Handsome Alice Presents

A Chitenge Story

March 20th – 24th, 2018

Created and Performed by
Makambe K. Simamba


A Canadian college student journeys deep into the sounds, smells, and spirits of Zambia. Surrounded by family, she is steeped in a single secret: that she has returned to her ancestral home with a singular mission to find the identity of a man who abused her as a child and take justice into her own hands. A Chitenge Story is a young woman’s autobiographical account of releasing trauma, embracing heritage, and uncovering her ultimate healing.

Following selected performances, audiences are invited to join brief post-performance conversations featuring specialists in the field of sexual abuse and trauma.

The show runs nightly Tuesday, March 20 to Saturday, March 24, 2018 @ 7:30pm with 2:00 pm matinee on Saturday, March 24.

Created and Performed by Makambe K. Simamba

Directed by Kathryn Smith

Set and Costume Design by Sarah Uwadiae

Sound Design by Aidan Lytton

Lighting Design by Kathryn Smith

Stage Management by Kennedy Greene

Photo Credit: Citrus Photography


March 24
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$15 - $20


Handsome Alice Theatre


Joyce Doolittle Theatre
2140 Pumphouse Ave SW
Calgary, Alberta T3C3PS Canada
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