White Men with Weapons
What happens to the minds of men who are forced to fight a senseless war in a foreign land? Sometimes the real terror to be fought is the one inside us. The South African theatre classic, by turns funny, poignant and harrowing, suddenly has new relevance in a world gone mad. Armed only with razor-sharp satire, Coetzee's 13 characters will take you on a roller-coaster ride through the old South African Defence Force, beginning just before Nelson Mandela's release from jail. A Corporal from hell, a drug-crazed Durban Rambo and an Anglican Chaplain with Tutu-phobia are just three of the many creatures you will meet during this journey into the heart of South Africa's forgotten wars with its neighbouring states. And along the way Nelson Mandela walks free, forcing these punch-drunk, blood-shot soldiers to face their final battle as the sun rises on a new country. Contains some strong language.
Archive :: production:T035530352, play:S2136825326, venue:V1984858935
Weston Studio Theatre