CEDAR RAPIDS -- An ugly chapter of inhumanity -- largely forgotten, happening 20 years ago half a world away -- is finding its way into living rooms, backyards and small theaters, in the utmost artistry of Sean Christopher Lewis. "Dogs of Rwanda" is the Iowa City actor/playwright's latest show, which opened last weekend in the black-box studio theater at CSPS. Based on audience reaction, the run has been extended to Friday and Saturday night. (1/24 and 1/25) More people need to see this fine work, an intimate hour of theater designed to be performed for a small audience in a small space. The set consists of a table and chair, with a book for a prop and a glass of water for the solo performer.  That's it. That's all that's needed for Lewis to draw his audience into the realm of genocide. Mercifully, it's a concept totally foreign to most Americans, and all too frightening to the young teens in his tale who travel from Ohio to Uganda on a church mission trip to build houses. Their innocence is shattered when they go to the river to wash clothes -- and start seeing bodies float by. They follow a young Rwandan into the bush as he seeks their help to escape the horrors happening in his homeland. It's a journey fraught with danger at every turn, and the young Americans are lucky to escape alive. Lewis is a mesmerizing storyteller, and this is a story of forgiveness that needs to be seen by church youth groups, high school social studies students, adult discussion groups and any place where 20 or 40 people can gather to absorb this cautionary tale based on realities we can't even fathom. FAST TAKE What: Sean Christopher Lewis in "Dogs of Rwanda" When: 5:30 p.m. Friday(1/24)  and 8 p.m. Saturday (1/25) Where: C Space, first floor theater, CSPS Hall, 1103 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids Tickets: $12 advance, $15 door, (319) 364-1580 or Legionarts.org Artist information: Seanchristopherlewis.com