Haunting play at SJT

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A THRILLING and haunting new play Children of Killers is being presented by Scarborough’s the Stephen Joseph Youth Theatre this Friday and Saturday (25 and 26 February).

The president of Rwanda is releasing the killers.

Years after the Tutsi genocide, the perpetrators begin to trickle back into the countryside to be reunited with their villages.

A trio of friends, born during the genocide’s bloody aftermath, prepare to meet the men who gave them life.

But as the homecoming day draws closer the young men are haunted by the sins of their fathers.

Who can you become when violence is your inheritance?

Katori Hall is a playwright-performer from Memphis, Tennessee.

Her plays include The Mountaintop, staged at Theatre 503 and the Trafalgar Studios, winning an Olivier Award for Best new Play.

Children of Killers is being performed as part of national Theatre Connections.

This is a nationwide celebration of young theatre talent. Ten thrilling new plays have been commissioned by the national Theatre from some of today’s most exciting writers. The production contains strong language and can be seen at 7pm on February 25 and at 2pm and 7pm on February 26.