Sons of Abraham

This performance has been postponed to November. Please see below for the new dates.

By Raphael Rodan and Sahand Sahebdivani
Directed by Tom Radcliffe

‘When you love someone so much – you’d rather kill them than leave them’
Two Kurdish brothers Adil and Sami(r) do their last night shift as cleaners of a brothel in the Red-light District. They are about to return to Iraq, to give a dignified farewell to their recently deceased mother. But they have not been honest to each other about their plans…

5 years of living illegally have changed the brothers. Sami aspires to Western life in its full glory, especially the free thinking. Adil misses the collective sense of life from his home country and has increasingly returned to his religious roots.

While the brothers are cleaning and discussing the impending departure, we go back in time. They tell stories about their flight, discuss Western values, Eastern standards, exclusion, assimilation and wrestle with the immense internal conflict that both brothers experience. Like in many biblical stories, they are tied together by their brotherhood, but is it enough to keep them together…?
In Sons of Abraham nothing is what it seems at first glance

Dates, Venues & Tickets

Zaal 3

Sold out 21 November 2020 19:00 & 21:00  (+Spotlight Talk)
Sold out 22 November 19:00 & 21:00

Sunday 22 November 2020 Storytelling Workshop 14:00 – 17:00. For more info click here.


Adults: €24,50 CJP members and (university) students: €12,50
Please note that the ticket prices for the 21 November are €27 and €15 as they include the price for the Spotlight Talk.

All ticket types include booking fee so no hidden charges!


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SPOTLIGHT Saturday 21 November

As a matter of policy STET will do an after-show talk, a SPOTLIGHT, with every production that we present. The Spotlights will be moderated by STET’s Artistic Director Tom Dello. For the Spotlight on Sons of Abraham we have invited Ms Sham Ahmed, a University of Amsterdam teacher and a child refugee from Iraqi Kurdistan. We have also invited Abdalla Daif, who is an Egyptian performing artist and producer and was head of programs for the Gudran Association for Art and Development from 2004-2018. For more info, click here.

Workshop - What makes someone a stranger?

Sunday 22 November 2020 – 14:00 – 17:00 – Zaal 3, The Hague
Raphael Rodan will invite you to explore a personal story of yours in a totally different perspective than you have ever thought of it… click here for more info and tickets!


Raphael Rodan

Sahand Sahebdivani

Tom Radcliffe