Written by Jackie Sibblies Drury
Directed by Gbolahan Obisesan
The Bush Theatre is proud to present the European premiere of Jackie Sibblies Drury’s hit play We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884 – 1915 in a new production directed by Gbolahan Obisesan.
“I’m not doing a German accent
You aren’t doing an African accent
We aren’t doing accents”
A group of actors gather to tell the little-known story of the first genocide of the 20th Century. As the full force of a horrific past crashes into the good intentions of the present, what seemed a far away place and time is suddenly all too close to home.
Just whose story are they telling?
Award-winning playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury collides the political with the personal in a play that is irreverently funny and seriously brave.
We Are Proud to Present… was in New York Magazine’s ‘Top 10 Theater Picks of 2012’ and won great acclaim in productions across America. This European premiere production marks Gbolahan Obisesan’s return to the Bush Theatre where his Fringe First award-winning play Mad About the Boy sold out in 2011.
We Are Proud to Present…closes on April 12th, for tickets and more information please click here: https://www.bushtheatre.co.uk/production/weareproud