Archbishop Tutu takes to New York stage

Raises objections to Guantánamo detentions in off-Broadway play
To a résumé already gilded with honors and accomplishments, including the Nobel Peace Prize, Archbishop Desmond Tutu can now add the job title of actor. Off-Broadway actor, to be exact.

The South African Anglican prelate made two appearances in October as a British magistrate in the play Guantánamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom. He appeared in a performance at the Culture Project, a small theater in New York City’s Greenwich Village.

Tutu, the onetime antiapartheid activist and more recently outspoken critic of the Bush administration’s foreign policy, portrayed Lord Justice Steyn, a judge who raises objections to detainments at the U.S. military detention center in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.

 

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