Angela Davis A History of the United States

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Direct From France

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Dates & Times

Friday, September 30, 2022, at 7:30 pm - In French with English supertitles, FREE for Students (Student I.D. & Reservation Required, Non-Students General Admission $20)


Saturday, October 1, 2022, at 7:30 pm - In English with French supertitles


Sunday, October 2, 2022, at 2:00 pm Matinee - In English with French supertitles

Venue: Rooke Theatre at Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA


Tickets: $20 General Admission, $15 Students (Students Free on 9/30/22) www.mifafestival.org


Details: Face Masks Required




MIFA Victory Theatre presents French theater company ​​Compagnie L'Héliotrope in “Angela Davis, A History of the United States”


Performances will be in English and French with supertitles, see schedule below. The play, mixing narration, speeches, video, and rap music, tells the story of Angela Davis. Angela Davis, a philosopher, a sociologist, and an activist black communist feminist affiliated with the Black Panthers is wrongly accused of murder, kidnapping, and conspiracy by J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI... American Black activist, professor and author, who faced a turbulent life during the civil rights movement of the ‘60s and ‘70s. Actress Astrid Bayiha alone on stage exudes rage at injustice and discrimination through the power of words and music with the help of musician-composer Blade MC AliMbaye. Don't miss Astrid Bayiha in Angela Davis' fierce journey!


By Faustine Noguès, Based on an original idea by Paul Desveaux & Véronique Felenbok, Direction by Paul Desveaux, Starring Astrid Bayiha, Music by Blade MC Alimbaye


“...a rare pedagogical and artistic virtuosity which covers the genesis of the struggle against racial discrimination in the United States must not be missed." (L'Humanité)

"When politics become poetic" (Le Point)

- Translations from French by Catherine Le Gouis


Special FREE Music Event featuring Astrid Bayiha & Blade MC AliMbaye at Dewey’s Jazz Lounge 232 Worthington St., Springfield, MA, on September 29, 2022, from 7-10 PM.


As part of the engagement, MIFA will offer a master class with director Paul Desveaux, actress Astrid Bayiha, and composer Balde AliMbaye for students from the Five Colleges, Holyoke High School, and others.