Athol Fugard’s Statements After An Arrest Under the Immorality Act is a classic on show for a limited season.
Written in 1972, Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act is set in apartheid South Africa, where relationships across the colour bar were a criminal offense.
Two lovers – a coloured man and white woman meet secretly in the library where the woman works to make love and share their hopes and fears. A neighbour reports them to the police who secretly photograph them from the informant’s backyard and eventually break in and arrest the couple under the 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.
Presented by Eric Abraham and The Fugard Theatre in partnership with the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees, where the show made its acclaimed premiere, this compelling new co-production opened to rapturous responses at the recent KKNK.
Directed by Greg Karvellas, the production stars Marlo Minnaar (7de Laan, Santa Gamka, Sara Se Geheim, Boland Moorde) and Liezl de Kock (Piet se Optelgoed, Crazy in Love, Pictures of You, African Gothic).
Strictly no under 16s.
Venue: The Fugard Theatre, cnr Caledon and Buitenkant St, District Six
Time: 4pm and 8pm