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They Drink It in the Congo

They Drink It in the Congo

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ISBN
9780571334940
Published
18/08/2016
9780571334940
Format
Paperback
Price
£9.99
Paperback
176

About the Book

Eastern Congo. Home to the deadliest conflict since World War II.
London. Home to a festival to raise awareness of Congo.
That is if Stef can get it off the ground.

Adam Brace's anarchic and provocative play unpacks the problems of doing something good about something bad. And who gets to do it.

They Drink It in the Congo premiered at the Almeida Theatre, London, in August 2016.

Eastern Congo. Home to the deadliest conflict since World War II. London. Home to a festival to raise awareness of Congo. That is if Stef can get it off the ground.Adam Brace's anarchic and provocative play unpacks the problems of doing something good about something bad. And who gets to do it. They Drink It in the Congo premiered at the Almeida Theatre, London, in August 2016.
“Dramatically interesting scenes communicate serious situations with a light hand through lively character interactions. This production confirms Brace as a writer to watch.”
- Observer
“You have to admire the ambition of Adam Brace. In his 2009 play Stovepipe, he looked at the use of private security companies in Iraq. Now he tackles the vast question of how we come to terms with what is happening in the Democratic Republic of the Congo… Brace is one of the few British dramatists to think internationally… The play urgently addresses the paradox of celebrating a country’s culture while ignoring the political realities… Brace’s great achievement is to have raised awareness of the Congo while charting Stef’s failure to accomplish the same end.”
- Guardian

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