This is the first professional South African staging of Athol Fugard’s 1972 provocative landmark play for over 40 years. Set in apartheid South Africa, where relationships across the colour bar were a criminal offence, two lovers - a black man and white woman meet secretly in the library where the woman works to make love and share their hopes and fears. An observant neighbour reports them to the police who secretly photographs them from the informant's backyard and eventually break in and arrest the couple under the then inhuman and universally pilloried Immorality Act.
The play is a compelling and deeply moving love story in which the physically and emotionally naked lovers expose not only their bodies but also their deepest longings for personal and emotional freedom. Statements introduces Malefane Mosuhli a recent UCT Drama Department graduate who joins established actors Bo Petersen and Jeroen Kranenburg. The production is designed by Guy De Lancey. Athol Fugard’s Statements After an Arrest under the Immorality Act runs at the Fugard Studio from 24 January to 18 February 2012.
Tickets cost from R100 to R140 and are available through Computicket and the Fugard Theatre box office on 021 461 4554.
Please note: For reasons of nudity and subject matter this production is not suitable for persons younger than 16.
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