Fugard classic stirs the ghouls of apartheid that still haunt us

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Fugard classic stirs the ghouls of apartheid that still haunt us

Heart-rendingly personal, as well as political, the play is as searingly relevant as when it was written nearly 50 years ago

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Tormented love, white privilege and the soul-destroying brutality of apartheid are as much in your face as the full nudity of the couple on stage, in a timeless Athol Fugard play on in Cape Town.

Statements after an arrest under the Immorality Act, (https://www.thefugard.com/whats-on/currently-on/item/statements) based on a true event in the Karoo in 1966, is a classic drama.

The themes are as relevant today as when the play was written nearly 50 years ago – even though two consenting adults will no longer be arrested for having sex “across the colour bar”, as a coloured principal and white librarian were back then. The act was repealed only in 1985...

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