My Children! My Africa!
The play consists mainly of dialogues and long monologues, occasionally becoming uncharacteristically teachy-preachy, but the play strongly advances South African playwright Athol Fugard's belief in the power of hope and the potential of youth. It took 10 years, but a decade after this play was first performed in 1989, apartheid ended in South Africa. Thu-Sat, 8 p.m, Su 2 p.m. Celebration Arts Theatre, 4469 D Street, www.celebrationarts.net. Through August 29. J.C.