In 2004, Chechen terrorists held 1,200 people captive in a school in North Ossetia, Russia. By the end of the ordeal 385 people, mostly children, were dead. This captivating production of Us/Them was produced by Theatre company, BRONKS, and was written and directed by Brussels-based actor, writer and teacher, Carly Wijs. It’s a playful yet moving re-telling of those tragic events through the eyes of two Children.
Although created for Children, Us/Them is an extraordinarily mature show that teaches vital lessons on the manipulation of truth, thereby encouraging Young People to question what they are told.
In the following video (2 minutes), we hear some of the audience reactions after a performance at the ASSITEJ Cradle of Creativity: