We Are Proud to Present...
The Bush Theatre presents the European première of 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
Written by Jackie Sibblies Drury. 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 faraway 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… had its world première at Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago, and New York première at Soho Rep 2012. It was a New York Magazine Top 10 Play of 2012, and won great acclaim in productions across America.
This European première marks Gbolahan Obisesan’s return to the Bush Theatre where his Fringe First award-winning play Mad About the Boy sold out in 2011.
Info: We Are Proud to Present is at the Bush Theatre from 28 February to 12 April 2014. Book tickets