I Call My Brothers
by Jonas Hassen Khemiri
Directed by Erica Schmidt
In 2011 PlayCo’s Obie Award-winning production of Invasion! by Jonas Hassen Khemiri was hailed as:
“A slyly entertaining comedy with a sharp political edge.”
“Stunningly funny, ominously good.”
“Uncommonly inspired, hilarious, touching, and surprising.”
Critics are also praising Khemiri’s new play, I Call My Brothers, now playing at The New Ohio Theater:
“[Like Invasion!, I Call My Brothers] again announces Khemiri’s shrewd, inventive stagecraft. A simpler play might hinge on Amor’s guilt, but Khemiri’s drama, has more complicated concerns.”
“Intelligent and humorous…a sensitive and thoughtful expression of the alienation one man can feel in the wake of a tragedy”
“Highly recommended. A heartfelt, compassionate show that keeps you guessing.”
“Khemiri challenges us to think again about the ways we still perceive ethnic ‘others’ in this country. So call your ‘brothers’ or your homies or whoever you hang with and give this show a look.”
To celebrate this bold new work about race, suspicion, and identity, as well as the return of our friend and acclaimed Swedish writer, Jonas Hassen Khemiri, we have partnered with Visit Sweden and Norwegian Airlines to offer one lucky winner a trip to Sweden!
I Call My Brothers Idea Lab Events
PlayCo complements its production season with an eclectic series of stand-alone events, including reading presentations of plays and literature, evenings that examine a particular topic through the work of a variety of prose and poetry writers and/or other media, and panel discussions featuring theatre artists, writers, scholars and community leaders. These events may link to a production, or extend our programming to other ideas or issues of interest to our community.
Join us for several post-show events this week. You do not need to attend the performance or buy tickets to these post-show events. They are open and free to the public.
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Read about the making of I Call My Brothers, with Playwright Jonas Hassen Khemiri and Director Erica Schmidt here.