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The Believers Are But Brothers

Javaad Alipoor (UK)

Oct 30 – Nov 10, 2018 | Culture Lab [map]

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Best Prices: Oct 31 and Nov 01!
Senior Prices available!

Show Warning: explicit language

The Cultch and Diwali in BC co-presentation of The Believers Are But Brothers is generously supported by Watershed’s Pervasive Media Studio, UK

Co-directed by Javaad Alipoor and Kirsty Housley. Written and performed by Javaad Alipoor. An electronic maze of fantasists, meme culture, 4chan, and the alt-right. 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

The textural variety of the show is rich…There’s more to take in than a single viewing affords; that’s an enormous achievement”—Kathleen Oliver, The Georgia Straight

The Believers Are But Brothers is about the internet and it’s like the internet: it’s bursting with information and I’m not sure how to make sense of it, but I find it really f**king stimulating”— Colin Thomas

It’s an impressive and important show”—Lincoln Kaye, Vancouver Observer

This play is complex with many layers”— Tara K. Torme, Theatre Addicts 

On the strength of Alipoor’s passion, persuasive performance and obvious intelligence, The Believers Are But Brothers…is a fascinating but challenging dive into that dark world even if no solutions are forthcoming”—Jo Ledingham

Complex…Masterly…One of the most fascinating shows I have seen in an age” — Financial Times ★★★★★

Full of dark poetry and sheer analytical power” — The Scotsman ★★★★

A window into the frightening virtual world” — Time Out ★★★★

Part of the Ceasefire Series: an exploration of past and present warfare to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the armistice of WWI. 

Running Time:
65 minutes, no intermission

Oct 30, 8PM: Opening
Oct 31 – Nov 03, Nov 06 – 10, 8PM
Nov 03-04 & 10, 2PM
Nov 04, 7PM

Post-show Artist Talkback: Nov 01 & 06

Performer, Writer, & Co-Director: Javaad Alipoor
Co-Director: Kirsty Housley
Producer: Luke Emery
Stage & Lighting Designer: Ben Pacey
Sound Designer: Simon Mccorry
Video Designer: Jack Offord
Projection Designers: Limbic Cinema
Assistant Director: Heather Knudtsen
Associate Director & Dramaturg: Natalie Diddams
Dramaturg: Chris Thorpe
Production Manager: Louise Gregory


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