THE BELIEVERS ARE BUT BROTHERS
Bush Theatre (UK) - Presented with Diwali in BC
Written and performed by Javaad Alipoor
OCT 30 – NOV 10, 2018 | Vancity Culture Lab
Part of the Ceasefire Series: an exploration of past and present warfare to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the armistice of WWI.
An electronic maze of fantasists, meme culture, 4chan, the alt-right, and ISIS. We live in a time where old orders are collapsing: from the postcolonial nation states of the Middle East, to the EU and the American election. Through it all, tech-savvy and extremist groups rip up political certainties. Amidst this, a generation of young men find themselves burning with resentment, without the money, power, and sex they think they deserve. This bold one-man show explores the smoke and mirrors world of online extremism, anonymity, and hate speech.
Scotsman Fringe First Award Winner 2017.
"★★★★★ Complex...Masterly...One of the most fascinating shows I have seen in an age ” — Financial Times