PATO Productions presents the South African premiere of Jake Jeppson’s The Clearing. Directed by Johan Van Rooyen and starring Brad Nowikow, Darren Meltz, Dirk Jonker and Avrill Cameron.
The story of two brothers bound together by a terrible secret they’ve been hiding for 18 years. The Ellis Family is in many ways a typical family but the love they share is intense, all-consuming, even obliterating. When a handsome stranger inserts himself into this tight-knit circle, mother and sons must discover if they have the courage to shatter the bond that has kept them unmoving for two decades and risk the unknown.
It is a play about the difference between loving someone and living for someone by an exciting new theatrical voice.
“A work of rare power and emotional realism that deftly navigates the lines where love, loss and dependence intersect. Painful and destructive in its own way.” – Curtain Up.