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About I Call My Brothers and Ant Street and the Volta Festival
Four playwrights. Four directors. Four ground-breaking new plays, staged at the Arcola Theatre.
For its first year Volta International Festival has carefully selected four award-winning writers from across the world to present four new plays, translated into English for the first time. Staged at the Arcola Theatre in Hackney, the plays will be directed by four award-winning UK based directors. The writers are Austrian playwright Ewald Palmetshofer, American playwright Christopher Chen, Swedish playwright Jonas Hassen Khemiri and German playwright Roland Schimmelpfennig.
I Call My Brothers by Jonas Hassen Khemiri / Thursday 3 September 7.30pm, studio
A car has exploded. A city has been crippled by fear. Amor wanders the city, doing his best to blend in. He must not attract any suspicious glances. But what is normal behaviour? And who is a potential perpetrator? Over twenty-four hours, Jonas Hassen Khemiri’s explosive play explores where the lines between criminal and victim, and fantasy and reality, blur.
Ant Street by Roland Schimmelpfennig / Thursday 3 September 9pm, main house
A snowstorm in a heatwave. A mysterious package delivered forty-two years late. A young man who speaks the poetry of the Gods. And a girl who can fly. Something strange is happening in Havana. Roland Schimmelpfennig’s Cuban fantasia imagines a family gripped by a miracle and a neighbourhood unsure of it’s future, seduced by dreams of the past.
More information available at: https://www.arcolatheatre.com/whats-on/volta
Venue: Arcola Theatre
Competition Ends: August 30th at 5pm
Show Times: 12 September Studio 1, 7pm (no perfs 6 – 7 September)
Competition Details: Two winners will be drawn from those who have retweeted using the hashtag #ETVoltaComp. The first person drawn will be offered tickets to I Call My Brothers, and the second person drawn will be offered tickets to Ant Street.