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'The Convert': The story of Rhodesia at Woolly Mammoth

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Playwright Danai Gurira was raised in Zimbabwe, once called Rhodesia, the country where her intricate play "The Convert," on view at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, takes place. The climax of "The Convert" happens in the mid-1890s, when a perfect storm of antagonism existed among two warring tribes, as well as British, German, Portuguese and Boer colonizers looking to get rich, and Christian...

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