Letting Bygones Be Bygones

Get these for the opening lines to a musical: "Forty-three wounds on his body. Acid in his face. Chopped off his right hand. Then he was blown up. His pieces were splattered all over the floor. His pieces were splattered all over the wall. His pieces were splattered all over the ceiling."

With lyrics like those, Truth in Translation will probably not be going to Broadway. The musical, which dramatizes the work of translators at South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, is going to far more interesting places. Since opening in Rwanda last August, it has played Johannesburg...

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