Monday, February 09, 2009

Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act

Shaking the Tree
February 4 - 15, 2009

Review by peanutduck

Edenic visual symbolism strong: Flesh – purity, then defeat, pride; clothing - expulsion into Apartheid’s confines; Frieda’s (Amanda Soden) white skin – incomprehension of Errol’s (Shuhe Hawkins) journey between light and dark. Idea-laden text somewhat obscured by accents (woe untrained ear); emotional transitions jerky. Left acknowledging, white-skinned, I will never wholly understand.

5 comments:

Brian said...

Stunning. Just extraordinary. Don't miss it if you can get there.

Anonymous said...

I loved this piece. It was brave, in so many ways.

Anonymous said...

Terrific work, everybody. It was wonderful to hear such fine early writing by Fugard, too.

Ed said...

Dynamite! Get the word out for others to come see this powerful show.

Anonymous said...

"Left acknowledging...I will never wholly understand."

That's exactly how I feel about your review. Sheesh!