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Production of 'We Are Proud to Present...' examines African genocide

(L-R) Michael Moody Jr., Jada Owens, Payton Mayfield, Preston Straus, Malik James and Gunner Bradley star in the Texas State production of 'We Are Proud to Present..." (Photo by Carlos J. Rodriguez)
(L-R) Michael Moody Jr., Jada Owens, Payton Mayfield, Preston Straus, Malik James and Gunner Bradley star in the Texas State production of 'We Are Proud to Present..." (Photo by Carlos J. Rodriguez)

By Jack McClellan
Office of Media Relations
October 31, 2017

Texas State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance will stage We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, From the German Südwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915, running Thursday, November 9, through Sunday, November 12.

Evening shows will be at 7:30 p.m. The matinee performance, on November 12, will be at 2 p.m. All performances will be held at the PSH Foundation Studio Theatre.

We Are Proud to Present…, written by Jackie Sibblies Drury, tells the story of the genocide in German South West Africa (modern-day Namibia), undertaken by the German Empire against the Herero, Nama and San people. The play will be directed by Isaac Byrne.

Individual tickets start at $15 for adults and $8 for students, and may be purchased by phone at (512) 245-6500 or online at txstatepresents.com.

About Texas State University

Founded in 1899, Texas State University is among the largest universities in Texas with an enrollment of 38,694 students on campuses in San Marcos and Round Rock. Texas State’s 181,000-plus alumni are a powerful force in serving the economic workforce needs of Texas and throughout the world. Designated an Emerging Research University by the State of Texas, Texas State is classified under “Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity,” the second-highest designation for research institutions under the Carnegie classification system.

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