First performed at the Theatre Arts Admin Collective, the production later ran to capacity houses at the Fugard Theatre Studio. Statements After An Arrest Under The Immorality Act centres around two lovers, a coloured man and a white woman, who meet in the library where she works. Sitting naked in the dark, their love is threatened by the fear of being discovered and the tensions between them. When a neighbour reports them, everything falls apart, the police eve, and they are arrested under the universally pilloried Immorality Act.
The production featured Bo Petersen, Malefane Mosuhli and Jeroen Kranenburg. It was described by Athol Fugard himself as the best production he had seen of his work directed by someone other than himself. The show was designed by Guy de Lancey and directed by Kim Kerfoot.
24 January 2012
18 February 2012
The Fugard Studio
A White Woman (Frieda Joubert)
A Coloured Man (Errol Philander)
A Policeman (Detective-Sgt. J. du Preez)
Originally produced by the GIPCA, Baxter Theatre Centre and Theatre Arts Admin Collective Emerging Theatre Director’s bursary in November 2011.
Guy de Lancey
Tinarie van Wyk Loots
Ben du Plessis
Assistant Technical Stage Manager
“…one of the best of my work that I have ever seen … here in South Africa and abroad…”