Stu­dent protest ‘Fall’ re­turns

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felt the pro­duc­tion as strongly as younger peo­ple did, I sup­pose just from a dif­fer­ent an­gle. We had a lot of the older gen­er­a­tion tell us about how they had gained an un­der­stand­ing of the move­ment and of the emo­tions that the stu­dents might have been go­ing through. That was amaz­ing, I think, be­cause it wasn’t what we had nec­es­sar­ily ex­pected. It was prob­a­bly the best pos­si­ble out­come.”

Con­rad was the re­cip­i­ent last year of a The­atre Arts Ad­min Col­lec­tive Emerg­ing Di­rec­tors Bur­sary and, us­ing those funds,wrote and di­rected Repa­ra­tion – which was staged at The­atre arts Ad­min Col­lec­tive in Ob­ser­va­tory. “When I got of­fered the bur­sary, I thought that it would be the per­fect op­por­tu­nity to pro­duce an orig­i­nal text that could be­come part of the canon of young woman of colour writ­ers.

“The Fall and Repa­ra­tion (are) both a re­sponse to stu­dent protest move­ments, but Repa­ra­tion is com­pletely dif­fer­ent in style, and form,” said Con­rad.” Repa­ra­tion will be on the National Arts Fes­ti­val’s Arena plat­form pro­duced by Hun­gry Minds The­atre Com­pany.

Tick­ets R130 Mon­day to Thurs­day, R150 Fri­day to Satur­day. Stu­dent spe­cial R100 on pre­sen­ta­tion of stu­dent card and R49 for UCT stu­dents ( at Bax­ter box of­fice). Book­ or call 0861 915 8000.

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