Reading of play by Hans Pienaar

On Tuesday 22 May 2018, the journalist and author Hans Pienaar will stage a reading at JIAS of his latest play, ‘My Brother My Hero’. Hans is a 2018 JIAS Writing Fellow. This is his first new work since ‘The Good Candidate’, which was written in 2014.

DATE: Tuesday 22 May 2018.

TIME: 10h00.

VENUE : JIAS, 1 Tolip Street, Westdene, Johannesburg.

INVITATION: For a printable invitation, click here.

RSVP to by noon on 21 May.

PARKING: Please park in the secure parking area at the UJ Astro Hockey Club in nearby Radnor Street, Westdene. A shuttle will take you to JIAS, and return you to your vehicle.


The brother of a sports hero who is in jail after having killed his girlfriend has a huge dilemma. Must he reveal crucial evidence in the case that he has hitherto kept to himself, or must he destroy it? Issues around the pitfalls of celebrity, sexual identity, sibling rivalry, and what it means to be human are explored in this one-hander.

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