Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act by Athol Fugard
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Set in apartheid South Africa, where relationships across the colour bar were a criminal offence, a black man and a white woman meet secretly, in the library where the woman works, to make love and share their hopes and fears. They are eventually discovered, arrested and charged under the infamous 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. Ages 16+. Contains nudity.
The Fugard Theatre, Izinja and Assembly.
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Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act7 Aug 2012
Eloquent but dispassionate production of poetic apartheid drama
Exactly 40 years after it was written, Athol Fugard’s poetic condemnation of South Africa’s Immorality Act, which outlawed interracial intercourse until its repeal in 1985, stands as a fervent memorial, lest we forget the inhumanity of that prohibition.
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