Entertainment Theatre Award-Winning Brothers in Blood at Artscape

Award-Winning Brothers in Blood at Artscape

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Brothers in Blood is an explosive drama about Jewish, Muslim and Christian relations set in Cape Town in the late 1990’s and against the background of PAGAD’s activities against  crime and the drug trade.  

Xenophobia, prejudice, religious conflict, fear and anxiety – these are the challenges three fathers have to deal with in order to protect their children.

Writer Mike van Graan says the following:  “It’s as if the subject is taboo, the-theme-which-cannot-be-metioned, a topic too dramatic and volatile in real life to be explored in theatre.   And yet, precisely for these reasons, we need plays that put into the public domain those issues that cause us anxiety, fear and unease, so that theatre can play its role of provoking debate, challenging personal comfort zones, allowing for individual and collective catharsis”.

Director, writer, actor, Greg Homann, a Wits University Graduate, has brought together a formidable cast of five.   Award-winning actor, David Dennis, portrays the role of Abubaker Abrahams. Brothers in Blood premiered at the Market Theatre in 2009 and won the 2010 Naledi Theatre Award for Best New South African Play.  

Mike van Graan’s, Brothers in Blood, opens at Artscape Arena on Wednesday, 28 March at 8:15pm.

A special preview takes place on Tuesday 27 March at 19:30 at R50 per person
Tuesdays 3 and 10 April at 19:30 tickets are R65 per person
Performances on 12, 13, 14 April at 18:00 and all other 20:15 performances at R85 per person.
Pensioners and students with proof of ID R50 at all performances.
Book at Computicket or Artscape Dial-a-Seat 021 421 7695.