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Peter Brook's spare but resonant 'The Suit' takes its Bay Area bow

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Nonhlanhla Keswa in The Suit
Photo by John Persson

But in its deft, joyful staging and gorgeous musicality, the production never lets go of the sense of what is being denied, namely a profound harmony and a depth of feeling, making their loss in the story all the more affecting. Moreover, the music itself (mingling traditional African songs with one by Nina Simone, as well as a raw and stirring rendition of Abel Meeropol's "Strange Fruit") reveals a consonance with histories, legacies, and unsung stories much closer to home. *

 

THE SUIT

Through May 18, $20-$120

ACT's Geary Theater

415 Geary, SF

www.act-sf.org

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