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The story of Brandon Teena in theatre

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It’s no secret that life inspires art. But it’s not always rainbows and flowers. Sometimes real, gut-wrenching, unjust events inspire art. Such is the case with a new Greek-language theatre production by Marina Bronti set to premiere in Limassol before travelling to Nicosia and Paphos. Marina’s latest play is inspired by the real-life story of Brandon Teena which shook the world almost three decades ago.

When he was just 21, Brandon, an American trans man was violently murdered in Nebraska, USA in 1993. His story and death opened a discussion for the trans community in the States to address the serious issues they faced. Films and documentaries were made about Brandon and the violence the trans community faces.

Starting this weekend in Limassol, Marina and her team of actors will bring Brandon’s story to life. On April 3-5 the play will move to Nicosia before concluding in Paphos on April 18.

The story begins with Brandon arriving at Falls City, Nebraska. The girls are charmed by him and the guys find him too innocent to get in their way. He falls in love with Lana but Lana’s ex-boyfriend is trouble. When he finds out about Brandon’s transsexuality, a series of violent crimes begin and the only way to silence him is to murder him. And so the story goes; rough, raw and brutally real.

 

Brandon

Play based on the real-life events of Brandon Teena. March 20, 21, 27, 28 and April 10, 11 at ETHAL, Limassol.  April 3-5 at Theatro Dentro, Nicosia. April 18 at Markideio Theatre, Paphos. 6.30pm. in Greek. Tickets via www.soldoutticketbox.com Tel: 25-877827

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