EBOLA Opens at Rosebank Theatre for a Run Through 20 December

Poster art for EBOLA

Based on interviews with doctors who have recently treated patients in Liberia, EBOLA looks at the research and experiences of these brave doctors who risk their lives to save others.

EBOLA is a new play that looks at the devastating encroachment of a virus that has escaped the forests of Africa, and now threatens to take its toll across the globe. The play follows a foreign aid doctor as she journeys through the early days of the Ebola outbreak, where it was only thought to be malaria, and how it directly affects those who handle the patients. Through her eyes we encounter the fear, the pain - and the unknown. The world is now readying itself to battle another global pandemic, but with containment having seemingly failed in much of West Africa, what will happen now?

This informative bite of theatre is written to help audiences understand and engage with this killer virus: its impact, the human cost, its treatment and containment. Nicholas Ellenbogen and Hilda Cronje, the powerhouse team behind the play, share the worries and thoughts that are going through all of our minds, while also dealing with the facts.

Ellenbogen first encountered ebola when he worked and researched with the Pygmy people of Gabon fifteen years ago - and now he brings this knowledge to the forefront. Working with Ellenbogen is the exceptional performance talent of Cronje, who has been in the internationally successful MIES JULIE and has just returned from Singapore, the last leg of the world tour. Cronje too is driven to tell the story of nations at war with an invisible and deadly enemy.

Starring Cronje and featuring Kai Brummer and Amelia Vernede, EBOLA is a powerful piece of theatre is strictly for adults only. EBOLA runs from unitl 20th December on Wednesdays to Saturdays at 8pm. Tickets cost R100 (R60 for students and pensioners) and bookings can be made on 074 101 5066 or online.

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