Bibish de Kinshasa


A journalist leaves her native Congo looking for a more promising future. In mid-flight, she is overwhelmed with doubt. Has she done the right thing? The emigrant then remembers what she leaves behind, taking us with her through the busy, vibrant, colourful streets of Kinshasa. This guided tour of the woman’s memories is interwoven with casual conversations between the author and the stage director who are cooking on stage, preparing a Congolese dish that will be shared.

Part storytelling evening, part talk show and part informal meal among friends, the play, in a festive atmosphere, evokes the cultural, political and philosophical frictions that taint the relationships between the Western world and Africa.

NOV 28 – DEC 2, 2017
Studio 16 | 8 pm

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Produced by
Written by
Marie-Louise Bibish Mumbu
Direct and adapted by
Philippe Ducros
Gisèle Kayembe
Marie-Louise Bibish Mumbu
Philippe Ducros
Papy Maurice Mbwiti
Production team
Manon Claveau
Thomas Godefroid
Caroline Turcot
Julie Vallée-Léger