Immorality Act play

Liezl de Kock and Marlo Minnaar in Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act.

A new production of Athol Fugard’s Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act comes to The Fugard Studio Theatre from Tuesday September 17.

Written in 1972, Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act is set in apartheid South Africa, where relationships across the colour bar were a criminal offence.

Two lovers – a coloured man and white woman – meet secretly in the library where the woman works.

A neighbour reports them to the police who secretly photograph them from the informant’s backyard and eventually break in and arrest the couple under the then Immorality Act.

There is an age advisory of 16 years for nudity.

Tickets cost from R160 to R220 can be booked through The Fugard Theatre box office on 021 461 4554 or through The Fugard Theatre’s website at www.thefugard.com