US drama tackles burning issues at Playhouse


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We Live Here

The South African premiere of the acclaimed stage drama We Live Here by American playwright Harold Ellis Clark will take place at the Playhouse in May.

It is presented by The International Arts Foundation (INF) of New Orleans, in association with The Playhouse Company. The work of Harold Ellis Clark has been compared to the plays of South Africa’s Athol Fugard. The powerfully-written play looks at racial prejudice when a young black couple move into a ‘white’ suburb of New Orleans. It addresses the burning issues of hatred, fear and intolerance, which challenge communities the world over.

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Harold Ellis Clark - playwright of We Live Here
Harold Ellis Clark – playwright of We Live Here

Starring a fine ensemble cast from the United States, We Live Here opens in The Playhouse Drama Theatre in Durban on Friday 5 May at 19h30, with further performances on Saturday 6 May at 14h30 and 19h30, and Sunday 7 May at 14h00. To avoid disappointment, early booking is advised for the short run of this important work. Tickets for We Live Here are R175 per person throughout, except for ‘Golden Circle’ tickets at R250 per person from row A to row E for the evening performances on Friday 5 May and Saturday 6 May.

Block booking discounts are available: 10 -19: less 10%; 20-49: less 20%; 50+: less 30%. A discount of 30% is also available to card-carrying students and pensioners. Book through Computicket at branches of Shoprite Checkers, telephonically on 0861 915 8000 or online at Alternatively call Playhouse Box Office or on 031 369 9540 (office hours).

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