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Featuring stirring original music composed for this production by internationally renowned, multiple Grammy Award-winning artist Tracy Chapman, Blood Knot tells the story of two brothers trapped in the madness of apartheid South Africa. One is light-skinned enough to pass for white, the other is unmistakably black. Living together in a tumbledown shack, they wrestle with the terms of their fates and dreams--and long-simmering tensions explode over a woman. A.C.T.'s new production of Athol Fugard's revolutionary breakthrough play, which first opened in 1961, holds a mirror up to the soul-searing effects of racism while exploring the inextricable bond between brothers.

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:American Conservatory Theater's Geary Theater, San Francisco