Black Brass
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24 - 28 February 2021
State Theatre Centre of WA, Studio Underground

Black Brass

24 - 28 February 2021 State Theatre Centre of WA, Studio Underground Buy tickets

Presented by Perth Festival
A stirring deliberation on the choices we make and how they shape our lives, Black Brass is a theatrical feast; playful yet mysterious. 

Written and performed by Mararo Wangai, joined live onstage by musician Mahamudo Selimane, this intimate and soulful experience celebrates stories of resilience – private victories rather than public actions.

Cleaning a music studio one night, Sleeper finds his past rekindled by a Trumpeter's recording session. This stranger who only speaks through music interrupts his evening. The exchange that follows unlocks a window that sets both on a journey to reconcile a past that refuses to let go, and a present that is unwilling to accept. Through flashback narrative and music, moments of darkness are tempered by songs as the pair hurtles towards a pivotal decision that must be made come sunrise.

Black Brass draws inspiration from interviews conducted with Perth’s Zimbabwean, Sudanese, South African, Central Congo, Mauritius, Nigerian, Congolese and Kenyan communities on the theme of resilience. Through its story it gives voice to the marginalized, offering a window into the lives and voices not often heard in the theatre.

  • $39.00 Adult 
  • $37.00 Concession (Pensioners, Seniors Card holders, Juniors 16 years and under, unemployed, Health Care Card Holders)
  • $35.00 Friend of the Festival
  • $24.00 Student
  • $59.00 Groups (10+) Receive 1 complimentary ticket for every 10 tickets purchased.
  • For group bookings phone (08) 6212 9291 or email groups@ptt.wa.gov.au

Babes in arms are permitted for infants up to 2 years old.


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