The Syringa Tree
- Adults: $30 Seniors: $25 Students: $20
- Rochester Civic Theatre
- 20 Civic Center Drive Southeast, Rochester, MN 55904 United States
The Syringa Tree by Pamela Gien is a powerful story that takes place against the backdrop of apartheid-era South Africa. The story is told from the point of view of Elizabeth, a privileged six-year-old white girl in Johannesburg. After her loving nanny Salamina gives birth to a daughter, Elizabeth and her family are responsible for keeping the newborn baby hidden. As Gien’s autobiographical play unfolds, Lizzy comes to learn about the harsh realities of racism and segregation during apartheid. Spanning several decades, The Syringa Tree tells the dramatic and heartbreaking tale of a young woman’s journey to adulthood. This show follows the life of six-year old Elizabeth Grace and 23 other characters, black and white, male and female, young and old, all played by three local actors: Kami Sim, Stef Stafford and LaSonya Natividad.