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“Mandela” Is A Fantastic Play

February 11, 2022

“Mandela,” detailing some of the life of the great Nelson Mandela, directed by John Ruiz Miranda and starring Robert Greene in a transcendent performance as Mr. Mandela, is a truly fantastic show.

One can see it at The American Theatre of Actors at 314 West 54th Street in New York City.

Seeing actual filmed historical clips, some light hearted, but with a reason, (Roy Rogers with his horse “Trigger”) combined with Greene and an extraordinary cast on stage, hits home, as to the enormity of what Mr. Mandela, his incredible wife Winnie (both Nadijah A.K. and Malika Nzinga stand out in the role) and his A.N.C. (African National Congress) cohorts endured, before an epic triumph.

There is so much more here including some incredible humor. Before citing the rest of the cast and contributors, I realized during the performance, that Nelson Mandela was arrested and Marilyn Monroe died, essentially on the same day, August 4, 1962 (Ms. Monroe died in the early hours of Sunday August 5th). Each person suffered greatly on this earth, Monroe in a singular effort to pursue and Mr. Mandela in a seminal, transcendent effort to secure basic human rights for Black people in South Africa. Certainly Monroe’s strife garnered exponentially more coverage, when clearly it ought to have been the opposite and I mean no disrespect to Marilyn Monroe.

Thaddeus Birkett, Yohance Allenye, Jimmy Garrett, Lamine Thiam, John Shorti, Clark Pena, Albin Weidenbladh, Keith Wright, Ben Butler, Tyler McCall, Arlene McGriff, and Lufefe Kente are the members of the tremendous cast.


Robert Greene, pictured above as Nelson Mandela in “Mandela,” written by John Ruiz Miranda and Yolanda Brooks. 

Click below for more information and how to purchase tickets to “Mandela,” a truly amazing show.

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