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
by Jackie Sibblies Drury
directed by Molly Aaronson-Gelb
presented in association with Shotgun Players
Bay Area Premiere
Feb 7 - Mar 7, 2015
Ashby Stage, 1901 Ashby Ave, Berkeley
with Rotimi Agbabiaka*, Lucas Hatton, Kehinde Keyoejo*, Patrick Kelly Jones*, David Moore*, and Megan Trout.
"Impressive, disturbing and thought-provoking...those looking for strong, multi-layered ensemble work will find plenty of rewards in "Herero".
-Robert Hurwitt, San Francisco Chronicle
"Hysterically funny, brutal, touching, appalling and chilling — often several of these at the same time..."
- Sam Hurwitt, KQED
"Drury's inventive play, with its completely unpredictable ending, may take you someplace you've never been before."
-Jean Schiffman, San Francisco Examiner
"Among the most harrowing moments I've seen in a Bay Area Theater."
-Lily Janiak, SF Weekly
"It deals with heavy subject matter (genocide) but does so with intelligence, humor and a wildly energetic style that moves well beyond the usual, polite play-audience interaction and more into the visceral punch-in-the-gut territory that leaves you slightly dazed in its aftermath."
-Chad Jones, TheatreDogs
We Are Proud to Present...is a hilarious, imaginative and incendiary exploration of race, power and narrative in America. A play within a play, six idealistic young actors - three white and three black - attempt to create a theater piece about a little known genocide in the early 20th century.