BROTHERS at the HB Thom Theatre
Verligtheid was born in Stellenbosch – 40 years ago.
The Drama Department of Stellenbosch University is proud to be the co-producer of a new theatrical production BROTHERS. This multi-media play with music is devised and directed by the award winning Peter Krummeck.
BROTHERS is a theatrical account of the deportation of two Anglican clerics, Reverend Robert Mercer and Brother Bernard Chamberlain during the stormy years of the Apartheid regime in the late 60’ and early ‘70’s and explores ‘the struggle’ from an entirely new perspective. BROTHERS illustrates the relationship between politics, religion, race and sexual identity as experienced by the ordinary person living in South Africa at the time. The play is aptly set in Stellenbosch’s well-loved Anglican church of St Mary’s on the ‘Braak’.
The creative team is led by Peter Krummeck and Tamara Semevsky. Krummeck is one of South Africa’s foremost drama practitioners and human rights activists and is well known for his pioneering use of drama as a tool for reconciliation. His work has been recognized both nationally and on the international stage with productions such as Bonhoeffer which enjoyed a most successful tour of the USA where it received critical acclaim. Tamara Semevsky is well known for her direction of television productions such as Isidingo and Takalani Sesame. Having trained at the Royal Ballet School, she brings special skills to the movement sequences in BROTHERS. The musical direction is by Liam Burden with orchestration and arrangement by Arthur Feder
BROTHERS was commissioned by the Anglican Bishop of False Bay, St Mary’s on the Braak and the Anglican Chaplaincy Trust at the University of Stellenbosch,
BROTHERS will run from 20 – 25 September 2010 at the HB Thom Theatre, Stellenbosch. Bookings and enquiries can be made at Computicket.