I Am Yusuf And This Is My Brother

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A play by Amir Nizar Zuabi

Before it happened I didn’t know those people existed. Now I’m not certain that we do…

I Am Yusuf And This Is My Brother

Direct from a tour of Palestinian villages in Israel and the West Bank, a powerful story of life in 1948 at the moment of ‘the catastrophe’.

1948. The British Mandate is ending. The United Nations votes on who will control what part of Palestine …

Ali is in love with Nada but her father won’t let them marry because his brother Yusuf is ‘odd’.

War begins. The villagers become refugees. The secret that kept Ali and Nada apart is revealed.

19 January 2010 – 6 February 2010 @ Young Vic Theatre, London (map) – Tickets £10-15 or call 020 7922 2923

From the frontline, a poetic exploration of loyalty and love by the director of Alive from Palestine ‘an astonishing testament to the power of theatre.’ (5-stars, The Guardian review)

Plus, a special event at St John’s Waterloo on Monday 01 February 2010:

The Role of Theatre in Conflict & War

Amir Nizar Zuabi, director of I Am Yusuf And This Is My Brother, will talk about his experiences of writing and making theatre in Galilee and the West Bank. There will be a question and answer session with Amir Nizar Zuabi and Young Vic artistic director David Lan.

2 Responses (Add Your Comment)

  1. Amazing, devastating play, one of the strongest experiences I have had in a Thaatre in the last years. Do not miss.

  2. i completely disagree. It was the most painful experience of my life. incredibly boring and had no emotion. complete waist of time and the acting was awful. Disapointing and does not caputure the true event of the history. the singing was too much in every scene and the subtitles were barely readable. Don’t go!

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