based on The Suit by Can Themba, Mothobi Mutloatse, and Barney Simon
direction, adaptation, and music by Peter Brook, Marie-Hélène Estienne, & Franck Krawczyk
presented in association with Seattle Theatre Group
Legendary director Peter Brook (The Tragedy of Hamlet, 2001) brings to the stage a parable about forgiveness set in apartheid South Africa. Combining a rich musical score with a remarkably simple staging, The Suit follows a cuckolded husband who doles out an unusual punishment to his wife: he asks that she treat her lover’s abandoned suit as a guest of honor in their home. At once charming and disquieting, The Suit has been called “pretty close to perfect” by The New York Times.
- Contains mature themes.
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