The Christian Drama School of New Jersey presents

Mama Uganda

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Be transformed by the world’s most unlikely heroes! Celebrate this Mother’s Day weekend by experiencing the incredible true stories of faithful women and men who are currently seeking to save 1,000 children in Uganda, Africa. The teens and children of the Christian Drama School of New Jersey are bringing to life the epic saga of 2.3 million orphans in this third and final story completing a trilogy of plays about Uganda. This play flows from the Rwenzori Mountain rivers in Kasese to the orphanages of Kampala to recount the true stories of Ugandan school leaders: Segawa Ephraim, Nagadya Lillian, Kimulya Adorable, and Eva Nagawa. Meet the women who adopted dozens of unwanted children. Rejoice in surviving the fight against corruption, poverty, rebel soldiers, malaria, floods, and mudslides. Struggle with the famous news reporter, Maggie Dalene, and the founder of the Heart for People Foundation, Skylar Thomas (inspired by the real person, Sarah Harrs). Learn how you too can become “Mama Uganda.”

Saturday, May 7th at 6:00 p.m.

Sunday Matinee, May 8th at 3:00 p.m.

The script for “Mama Uganda” is based on transcribed video and tape recordings of conversations with the main characters who live in Uganda. Parts of the story are greatly embellished to make it more entertaining, but everything is inspired by true situations. The play features 2 crosses and 200 yards of various fabrics used in the choreography to create scenes invoking water, fire, death, and mud.

Some historical facts about this play …

The original script was written by Rev. Kim Padfield Urbanik between February and April 2016. It is the third play in a trilogy created for the Christian Drama School of New Jersey.According to Africawas the first CDS play about Africa. It was performed in 2009 on May 9th and 10th at Morris Knolls High School. The encore performance was July 18th at Montclair State University.According to Africaraised enough funds to help students build Extreme High School in Namayumba, Uganda. On January 12, 2012, Sarah Harrs founded the Heart for People Foundation which was officially established with funds raised by Christian Drama School students.Heart for Ugandawas the second play designed to informed people about the incredible true lives of leaders in Uganda and the hundreds of children they have rescued. The play was performed in 2012 on May 18th, 19th, and 20th. Since then, Heart for People has connected with five schools in Uganda to help over 1,000 students in Uganda.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, May 7th, 2016 at 6 pm


At the Morris Knolls High School

Sunday, May 8th, 2016at 3 pm


At the Morris Knolls High School

For more information contact Rev. Kim Padfield Urbanik at 258 Morris Ave. Denville, NJ 07834

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