Fugard Classic “Statements” Extended To October 26

The Fugard Theatre

Fugard Classic “Statements” Extended To October 26

The historical theatre situated in District Six,
named after playwright Athol Fugard.
 
021 461 4554
Caledon Street (cnr. Buitenkant St)
www.thefugard.com
info@thefugard.com
TheFugard
The Fugard Theatre
TheFugard

Fugard Classic “Statements” Extended To 26 October 2019

Catch this stellar performance about forbidden love

It’s the story of a forbidden romance between a man of colour and a white woman set in Apartheid South Africa, and although a relationship like theirs was illegal, the couple finds a way to unite and share their deepest longings until a neighbour reports them to the police. 

Athol Fugard’s powerful, classic play, Statements After An Arrest Under The Immorality Act, which opened on 17 September 2019, has been extended due to the phenomenal response the production has received. It will now be performed Wednesday to Saturdays at The Fugard Studio Theatre until 26 October. 

PRAISE FOR THE ACTING AND DIRECTING
“This production is yet another proof of the power of Fugard; where its acting, direction and presentation make it a stand-out as not only a think piece, but a feel piece,”  writes Lindsay Kruger of BroadwayWorld South Africa in her review. It’s received outstanding reviews, and following its debut at the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees earlier this year, it was nominated for five Kanna Awards. 

WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT
Statements After An Arrest Under The Immorality Act was written in 1972 when relationships across the colour bar were illegal. The two lovers (Errol Philander and Frieda Joubert)  meet secretly in the library where the woman works to make love and share their hopes and fears, until a neighbour reports them to the police, who secretly photograph them. The authorities eventually break in and arrest the couple. 

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.

AN OUTSTANDING TEAM
Marlo Minnaar (7de Laan, Santa Gamka, Sara Se Geheim, Boland Moorde) is gripping as Errol Philander, with Liezl de Kock (Piet se Optelgoed, Crazy in Love, Pictures of You, African Gothic) equally captivating as Frieda Joubert. 

Produced by Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre in partnership with The Klein Karoo Nationale Kunstefees. Director Greg Karvellas has, for the past 15 years, worked as a director, producer and production manager in theatre. Set and lighting design is by Wolf Britz, soundscape is by Charl-Johan Lingenfelder and sound design is by Lingenfelder and David Classen.

HOMEMADE PIZZAS AND A ROOFTOP BAR
Visit the cosy ground-floor bar for a before- and after-show drinks, snacks and pizzas. If the weather plays along, take in the panoramic city views from The Fugard Theatre’s rooftop bar. There is secure parking for a small fee directly opposite The Fugard Theatre in Harrington Square. 

BOOK YOUR TICKETS
The production will be performed in The Fugard Studio Theatre on Wednesdays to Saturdays at 8pm, with a Saturday matinee at 3pm.

Tickets from R160 to R220 can be booked through The Fugard Theatre box office on +27 (0)21 461 4554 or through The Fugard Theatre’s website at www.TheFugard.com.

Note: There is an age advisory of 16 years (there is full nudity throughout). Latecomers will not be admitted after the start of the performance. There are loud sound effects within the performance. 


Photo credit: Claude Barnardo

---

Discover more about the venue, The Fugard Theatre, where you can also watch the award-winning hit, Kinky Boots.

Enjoy a live performance in the city at these theatres in Cape Town.

Indulge in a great meal while watching an entertaining show at these dinner theatres.

---

Use our events section for an up-to-date overview of what’s happening in the city, suburbs and dorpies. Join our newsletter and add us to your mobile home screen for the ultimate guide to discoveries in Cape Town.

Follow and like us on TwitterFacebookLinkedInInstagramPinterest for updates.

 

Cape Town Events Calendar
Oktober 2019
SO MO DI MI DO FR SA
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31

Natural_Medicine_MakingDiscover The Natural Pharmacy In Your ...

Learn to make your own remedies, tinctures, salves and lip balms in your home kitchen

soccerWill Cape Town City Finally Strings ...

The Citizens are trying to build some rhythm against Bidvest Wits

run_the_vinesTest Your 2020 Fitness Levels With A ...

A trail running event that caters to all fitness levels in Wellington

Wolfkop_WeekenderFloat to Happiness On The River With ...

Four days of music in-between a lot of lilo floating

UCT_summer_schoolLearn At Your Leisure With UCT’s ...

You can learn about anything from dinosaur hunting to the Fourth Industrial Revolution

aerial_moves_the_sourceAdd New Yoga And Pilates Moves To Your ...

Two days of dropping from the ceiling, plus learn safe set-up for aerial hammocks

Children’s_Interactive_TourDiscover Stories From Africa In The ...

Kids interact with artworks through creative play, drawing, writing, reading and ...

the_om_revolution_2019Sunrise To Sunset Yoga On The Beach Or ...

Sociable, mindful, fun and affordable group yoga classes in the park or on the beach

scout_smart_ideas_nerf_battleA Children’s Activity That They Will ...

There’s a range of games, from strategic to free play

Polkadraai_and_popcorn_popcorn_and_wine1Polkadraai & Popcorn Wine Pairing Back ...

Check out the anti-serious wine pairing in the Western Cape with Polkadraai & Popcorn

african_relish_2019Prince Albert From Morning to Evening

Epic foodie experiences from coffee to dinner Monday to Saturday at the African Relish ...

extrablattWholesome Buffet Breakfast And Sunday ...

Hot food, cold food. Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays

aroundaboutnew3Season Specials And More With ...

From R200 vouchers and free upgrades, drive away with more value adds

barons_poster15 Inner-City Discoveries To Make While ...

What would you do if you'd been given two hours and 15 fun things to do?

William_Kentridge_2A Monumental Exhibition At The Norval ...

The iconic South African artist’s largest exhibition in Africa in over a decade

rotterdamUltimate Bachelorette Party: The Girls ...

Three days of gin pairings, massages and pool (or fireside bar) parties on a private ...

Kinky BootsSmash-Hit Kinky Boots Extended To 2020 ...

With music by Cyndi Lauper, several Tonys and a Laurence Olivier Award

kiff_kombi_gin_tourIt’s Cape Town's Most Spirited Road ...

All aboard, gin lovers. You’re about to discover Cape Town’s hidden gin gems

sundoo2019_10Lamb Curry to Duck Briyani and Bunny ...

Sundoo’s South-Indian-inspired tapas are ideal for that lazy lunch that turns into ...

galileo_meySaturday Nights at The Galileo Open Air ...

Kick back, sip wine and relax with a country movie screening experience

Camissa Tour 5 2015Get A Unique Sunday Gospel Experience ...

Embark on a spiritual Sunday journey through one of the Mother City’s most soulful ...

Glowing Rooms 3Get a Great Saving on 3D Mini-Golf with ...

Pay a special rate for entrance into SA’s first 3D space-themed glow-in-the-dark ...

tjing_momjii_3Next-Level Dining At Tjing Tjing Momiji

Take your taste buds on a tour of Japan

pepperclubPepper Club Hotel Movie and Dinner

Movies and Dinner – the perfect couple…

WetterReise TippsGarden RouteMein Kapstadt