LISA, MARIE CHANTAL, and EMMANUEL walk onstage. There is a table with three chairs. They sit. WAITER approaches.
WAITER: Welcome to Cannabera. What would you like?
EMMANUEL: We would all like chipati.
WAITER: Would you like drinks?
LISA: I’ll have icyayi, please.
MARIE CHANTAL: Fanta.
WAITER: What kind of Fanta?
MARIE CHANTAL: Citron.
WAITER: I will be right back. (He walks away)
EMMANUEL: Risa, why did you choose to come to Rwanda?
LISA: I wanted to teach English.
EMMANUEL: Why Rwanda? Our country is developing country and has bad history.
LISA: Rwanda is a beautiful country. I love everyone I have met here.
MARIE CHANTAL: You did not have the fear?
LISA: I was afraid to be far from home, but now I am very happy here.
The WAITER returns to the table. He places a plate of chipati on the table, and gives a mug to LISA and Fanta bottles to MARIE CHANTAL and EMMANUEL.
EMMANUEL: The bread is called chipati. You can eat it alone or scoop up beans and cabbage.
LISA breaks off a piece of the bread and dips it in the beans. She takes a bite.
MARIE CHANTAL: Do you like it?
LISA: Yego, sawa cyane!
EMMANUEL: You like it! And your Kinyarwanda, it is very good.
LISA: Thank you.
EMMANUEL: How long are you staying in Rwanda?
LISA: Two years.
MARIE CHANTAL: Have you been to Congo?
LISA: No. I would like to visit Uganda soon.
EMMANUEL: Do you miss home?
LISA: I miss home very much, but I love being here.
MARIE CHANTAL: Earlier you said home is a place you should love and want to stay.
LISA: I love my home in America because my family is there. When I go home, I will be happy. But maybe soon Rwanda will be my other home.
WAITER: You are finished?
LISA: Yego, murakoze cyane.
WAITER: (laughs) The mzungu, she speak Kinyarwanda!
MARIE CHANTAL: She is living in Rwanda and speaking language of Rwanda.
EMMANUEL: Factile, please.
The WAITER gives them a receipt.
LISA: I will pay. (She places a few bills on the table.)
MARIE CHANTAL: Thank you, Lisa.
LISA: Thank you for showing me around Kibuye and chipati. It was such a good day.
MARIE CHANTAL: It is raining.
LISA: Oh, no. It’s such a long walk back to Kiziba.
MARIE CHANTAL: You live in Kibuye town.
LISA: What about you?
EMMANUEL: We will walk to Kiziba.
LISA: Let me pay for your motos.
MARIE CHANTAL: No motos will go so far in rain.
LISA: Would you like to stay at my house?
MARIE CHANTAL: I must be home for my children.
LISA: I understand. I will see you on Tuesday for class.
MARIE CHANTAL: Thank you, Miss Lisa.
EMMANUEL: Goodbye Risa!
They walk separate ways.