In the small village of Kafrona in Ghana, one spirited young woman is determined to attend university against all odds. So when her education is denied, she defies her parents and risks everything to set off for the big city. But what awaits her there is more dangerous than she dared imagine, and she finds that more than just her dreams are at stake. Addressing challenging themes such as education equality, the AIDS epidemic and human trafficking, the exciting world premiere of the musical My Heart Is the Drum features an award-winning book and score. Rich with inspiring characters and driving African rhythms, My Heart Is the Drum celebrates strength, courage and the love that sustains us through even the most harrowing of circumstances. See it at Issaquah's Francis J. Gaudette Theatre.