Athol Fugard’s “Statements” – The Fugard

Athol Fugard’s
Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act
From 17 September 2019

Following an acclaimed premiere at the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees, a new production of Athol Fugard’s powerful classic comes to The Fugard Studio Theatre from 17 September 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 offence. 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, 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).

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Please note:
1) There is an age advisory of 16 years (there is full nudity throughout).
2) Latecomers will not be admitted after the start of the performance.
3) There are loud sound effects within the performance.
4) Access to The Studio Theatre is via two flights of stairs, if assistance is required kindly enquire at the box office.
5) This production is presented in English.

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By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers.

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