Breakfast with Mugabe


The cast of "Breakfast with Mugabe" in New York City
The cast of "Breakfast with Mugabe" in New York City.

$95, $59 and $25. See Discounts, below.

“Breakfast With Mugabe,” Fraser Grace’s award-winning thriller, opens on August 17 at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre within the Pershing Square Signature Center. The limited run goes through October 6.

Inspired by accounts that Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe, severely depressed, sought treatment from a white psychiatrist, the suspenseful, suddenly violent play highlights the issues of our time: the tension between modern ideas and ancient beliefs, the question of whether those who were colonized can live with their former subjugators, and how a man who was oppressed becomes an oppressor. As we watch citizens of countries around the world struggle under dictatorships, this play resonates strongly.

“Breakfast With Mugabe” was originally produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2005. Directed by Sir Anthony Sher, the production transferred to the West End in 2006 and won the highly prestigious John Whiting Award that year. It has gripped audiences in subsequent productions. Now New York theatergoers will be able to experience a play that the Times of London called “riveting!”

Produced by Two Planks Productions. Written by Fraser Grace. Directed by David Shookhoff.

“Breakfast with Mugabe” runs in repertory with “Final Analysis,” also at the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre.


Ezra Barnes (Andrew Peric)
Michael Rogers (Robert Mugabe)
Rosalyn Coleman (Grace Mugabe)
Che Ayende (Gabriel)

Wed, August 7 at 7:30 pm
Fri, August 9 at 7:30 pm
Sun, August 11 at 2 pm
Tues, August 13 at 7:30 pm
Thurs, August 15 at 7:30 pm
Sat, August 17 at 2 pm

Sat, August 17 at 8 pm

Wed the 21st at 2 pm & 7:30 pm
Fri the 23rd at 7:30 pm
Sun the 25th at 2 pm
Tues  the 27th at 7:30 pm
Thurs  the 29th at 7:30 pm
Sat the 31st at 2 & 8 pm

Tues  the 10th & 24th at 7:30 pm
Wed  the 4th & 18th at  2  & 7:30 pm
Fri  the 6th & 20that 7:30 pm
Sat  the 14th & 28th at 2  & 8 pm
Sun  the 8th & 22nd at 2 pm
Sun  15th at 7:30 pm

Wed the 2nd at 2 & 7:30 pm
Fri the 4th at 7:30 pm
Sun the 6th at 2 pm


Student Discount, $25 (in-person only, 1 hour before curtain, up to two tickets w/student ID)
Standard Group Price, $40 (normally 10%-20% off the top ticket price)
TDF member tickets – $13 – $21 (offered by mail-order and online)
TKTS discount booth – 20%, 30%, 40% or 50% discount

Special Ticket Offer:

Early Bird Offer: $32 tickets, August 7–15. Use code RMEB132

$40 tickets, August 17–31. Use code RRM130

To Redeem: Call 212-279-4200 and mention appropriate code.

*Restrictions: Regularly $59. Offer may be revoked at any time and is subject to availability. Not valid on prior purchase. Offer cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions; blackout dates and restrictions may apply. Maximum of 10 tickets total with offer.

Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre

480 West 42nd Street

(between 10th & 11th Avenues)

New York, NY 10036

(212) 244-7529


A, C, or E subway to 42nd Street