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Heartfelt and timely, Sunset at Dawn addresses one of the most urgent issues of our time. A Brechtian drama with explicit political intent, it portrays the antipathy of a community for the strangers in their midst. The characters' collective views and attitudes on immigration and citizenship are no less shocking for being familiar. As we witness their cynical manipulation by politicians intent on their own ends, we recognise ourselves and the times we live in. An allegory on different levels - political, social and mythic - the play exposes the shallowness of self-justifying stories of nationhood. When things fall apart, we have only ourselves to blame.