Mr Brunings, done up in thick dreadlocks, may not be an exact fit physically, being more muscular than Marley, but in his singing and total immersion in the role he is eerily well cast.
So much current theatre, particularly in the state-funded sector, is preachy and over-wordy.
She attended high school and college in Pennsylvania and currently resides in the Philadelphia area.
The Wailers' fourth album overall, Burnin', was their second for Island Records, released only six months after its predecessor, Catch a Fire.
In 1976, at the height of Marley's popularity, the streets of Jamaica were a war zone.
The island's two political parties, the People's National Party (PNP) and the Jamaican Labour Party (JLP), were entangled in a deadly conflict.
Given that speed, it's not surprising that several tracks -- "Put It On," "Small Axe," and "Duppy Conqueror" -- are re-recordings of songs dating back a few years.
But they fit in seamlessly with the newer material, matching its religious militancy and anthemic style.
Seventy years ago on this day, Robert Nesta “Bob” Marley was born in Nine Mile, Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica.
One Love also has a big heart and, along the way, makes a powerful plea for national unity at times of political stress.
Writer/director Kwame Kwei-Armah does not overload the script with exposition.
We meet Marley already adult, he and his Wailers struggling on -a-night gigs in the early Seventies.
They beat up a local disc jockey until he agrees to play their records on the radio.