Ifrah Mansour’s How to Have Fun in a Civil War

Children’s Theatre Company partners with Minnesota-based Somali playwright and performer Ifrah Mansour in her production of How to Have Fun in a Civil War. We will be presenting this play with support in our Cohen Stage. Mansour is a multimedia artist, performer, and teacher who uses art to bridge cultures and generations.

With How to Have Fun in a Civil War, Mansour revisits her childhood memories during the 1991 Somali civil war to confront violent history with humor, and provide a voice for the stories of children. This one-act multimedia play reading explores war from the idyllic viewpoint of a seven-year-old Somali girl. The play layers multiple narratives taken from community interviews to tell a captivating story about resilience while pushing audiences to engage in a healing process that is still raw for survivors of the war.

Performances will occur on Saturday, 10/22 at 7pm and Sunday, 10/23 at 3pm. Tickets can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets. Our Cohen Stage can be accessed via the Stage Door located on the south side of the building directly across from the parking ramp.

How to Have Fun in a Civil War
Written and performed by Ifrah Mansour
Directed by Lindsey Cacich
Best enjoyed by ages 6 and up
October 22nd and 23rd, 2016
Added Performances:
Friday, January 6, 7:00pm
Saturday, January 7, 7:00pm
Sunday, January 8, 3:00pm
Cohen Stage, Children’s Theatre Company
Please enter through the Stage Door (SOUTH side of the building) More info here.
Ahmed Ismail Yusuf
Ifrah Mansour

Creative Team
Interview Support Team | Julia Opeti, Ayantu Ayana,
Ahmed Ismail Yusuf, Leah Honsky and Deborah Girdwood
Sound | Owen Bradford and Peter Morrow
Script Development Consultant | Khary Jackson
Post-show Discussion Lead by Filsan Ibrahim

Approximately 70 minutes, no intermission

Brown Paper Tickets | 1(800) 838-3006