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.
- Run time is 75 minutes with no intermission.
See The Suit, Bring a Suit Clothing Drive:
Donate business attire when you come to see The Suit. Proceeds benefit Dress for Success and Working Wardrobe of Redmond who provide work and interview appropriate clothing to men and women in the community. All contributions accepted, items urgently needed include: petite, plus size and men’s king sizes; accessories, ties, purses, belts and scarves.
The Safeway Foundation