Unexplored Interior (This is Rwanda: The Beginning and End of the Earth)

Gregory Ferrand
Performance Dates

Mosaic Theater launches its inaugural season with a world-premiere epic about the madness and majesty of Rwanda. Raymond, a film student at NYU enthralled with the mysteries of Alfred Hitchcock, is compelled by a mentor's death to return to Rwanda to uncover a deeper horror story: the roots of violence that have destroyed his family, including his beloved grandfather, a Tutsi master storyteller whose legacy Raymond seeks to redeem. The ghosts of King Leopold and Mark Twain intertwine with other plot lines Raymond pursues as a Hutu government minister falls in love with a Tutsi woman and the head of UN peacekeepers, haunted by those he was unable to save, struggles with his own will to live. Staged by Derek Goldman (Our ClassIn Darfur), this production takes place in the 260-seat Lang Theatre.

Production Information

Approximate Running Time
140 minutes


Colonel Bagasora
Alan/General Romeo Dallaire
Mark Twain
DJ/Man at Door/Guard
RPF Soldier
Belgian Peacekeeper
Young Boy

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