Fragility of goodness

23 Jul 2012 in Uncategorised
Related Shows: The Line

Following its sold-out premiere season at the 2012 Wale festival, The Line production has been invited to perform at the Market Theatre. The outstanding production will be presented in association with GFL at the Market Theatre’s Barney Simon Theatre between 18 July and 12 August. The Line is the culmination of multi-award winning actor, director, Gina Shmukler’s Masters Research on trauma and theatremaking. The play is about the nature of humans and moments in time in South Africa. Having spent several months in the townships The Line is constructed from a series of interviews with South Africans involved or affected by the xenophobic attacks that took place in May 2008. The Line explores the fragility of goodness and questions how the attacks were born, who is responsible, what makes good people do bad things and how one crosses the line. The play is written and directed by Gina Shmukler (pictured left) with music by Charl-Johan Lingenfelder and production design by Niall Griffin. It stars Khutjo Green and Gabi Harris. This is an outstanding new production. In a year that has seen South African art hit international headlines, this is a welcome antidote: thoughtful, incisive and beautifully scripted. A thoughfful, incisive and beautifully scripted production constructed from interviews with South Africans involved or affected by the May 2008 xenophobic violence


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