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People Are Living There in South Africa
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2015, 10:05:51 PM »
A rare chance to see People Are Living There.  It is on at the Market Theatre from 22 Apr- 24 May 2015.

The director is Andre Odendaal and the cast are Anna-Mart van der Merwe, Carel Nel, Dania Gelderblom and Francois Jacobs.  Lighting design is by Mannie Manim, set design by Nadya Cohen, costume design by Nthabiseng Makone and the stage manager is Thunyelwa Thambe.

"This is one of only two Fugard plays that do not concern Apartheid or township life. Instead this psychological study written in 1968 focuses on four downtrodden white people living in the centre of Johannesburg. Fugard garnered material for the play when he and his wife stayed in lodgings in Braamfontein when he was employed by the Johannesburg Native Commissioners court house.

The four characters face tough times as people with no or little education, stuck in a small apartment with very little to do and nowhere much to go. Each started out with their own longings and desires, but their dreams have faded along with hope as the disappointment of life shapes them into people who no longer even recognise themselves."



More details are here
www.iainfisher.com/fugard/fugard-news.html