Statements After An Arrest Under the Immorality Act
by Athol Fugard
Full Length Play, Drama / 2m, 1f
Set in apartheid South Africa, where relationships across the color bar were a criminal offence, two lovers - a black man and white woman meet secretly in the library where the woman works to make love and share their hopes and fears...
Reviews“It is not often that a play performed 40 years after it was written can find such deep resonance in current society... ..the script is poetic....and Fugard’s mastery of language is evident throughout...” - Tracey Saunders, Cape Times
"The writing is honest, and lyrical" - Broadway Baby
"This is a harrowing world of shifting paces and moods" - NYtheatre.com
"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." - Edinburg Fringe Festival
- Intense Adult Themes
- Nudity/Partial Nudity
- Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.
- Time Period: 1980s, 1970s, 1960s
- Duration: 90 minutes
- Setting: After-hours in a library in South Africa, during the apartheid era.
- Features / Contains: Period Costumes
- Multicultural casting
FRIEDA JOUBERT - A white librarian
ERROL PHILANDER - a black schoolteacher
DETECTIVE-SERGEANT J. DUPEREZ - a neighboring white detective