I Call My Brothers
Written by Jonas Hassen Khemiri
Directed by Erica Schmidt
Something just happened. A car. An explosion. Amor has an important errand to run. He walks the city streets with his backpack and his cell phone, doing his best to blend in. But what looks normal? This funny, fierce show-down with paranoia takes us on an intense 24-hour journey inside one young man’s head, as the lines between reality and fantasy, criminal and victim, become increasingly unreliable.
“Highly recommended. A heartfelt, compassionate show that keeps you guessing. ”
“Khemiri challenges us to think again about the way 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.”
“[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.”
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.