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MOTHER EMANUEL had it's World Premiere on at the 20th Anniversary of the NY International Fringe Festival where it won Overall Excellence for a Musical.


The play is co-written by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj, Adam Mace and Christian Lee Branch.  

Mother Emanuel is a dramatic interpretation of the events that transpired at Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on June 17, 2015. On that evening at around 8pm, a young white male entered the Bible Study which was occurring at the time and sat there until around 9:05pm when at that time he shot nine members of the Bible Study group.
The interpretation of their Bible Study is an homage to a specific religious experience. In the story telling, the piece travels through the past and present lives of these nine men and women.
Mother Emanuel tells the story of nine courageous warriors in their last hour of life.

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