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Fringe Review: Brothers of Affliction

May 19, 2013

brothersBrothers of Affliction is a gritty relationship drama depicting the trials and tribulations of three troubled and trouble-making Afro-American siblings. Chris, the eldest, drinks to excess; Shane, the middle son, who has spent seven years in prison, is a cokehead; and Tyree, the youngest, gets high on weed when he’s not getting into fights in bars. And all three have problems with the women in their lives.

Written by Paris Crayton III, who plays Tyree, the play features strong, in-your-face language, many tense and violent moments, and most importantly, a bevy of powerfully honest emotional confrontations. Secrets get spilled as the three brothers fight and make up, each one trying to outdo the other two with tales of their own unhappy and painful childhoods.

Kirk D. Henry as Chris and Robb Douglas as Shane complete the fine cast in this extremely satisfying and potent production. —Al Krulick

Brothers of Affliction

3 Hill Productions (Atlanta, GA)

Gold Venue, 2113 N. Orange Ave.

Rating: G14

Warnings: Violence, Adult language, simulated drug use

Run Time: 75 minutes

Genre: Drama, Comedy

Remaining dates:

Monday, May 20, 2013, 10:15 PM

Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 11:15 PM

Thursday, May 23, 2013, 12:30 AM

Thursday, May 23, 2013, 9:30 PM

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  • nell

    One of the best plays ive seen in a long while. Much needed. It was honest and non sterotypical black theater. Thanks 3 hill.

  • Nia Smith

    Brother’s of Afliction was an amazing play I saw it three times already and I look forward to seeing it again! It is a must see! Everytime I see it I catch more than the first time.