THE critically acclaimed, award-winning drama, A Voice I Cannot Silence, will be staged in the Playhouse Loft Theatre in Durban from May 12 to 20.
The play, written by Naledi Award-winners, Ralph Lawson and Greg Homann, centres on celebrated South African author, Alan Paton (Lawson), and explores weighty and often controversial issues such as Paton’s position within the Liberal Party, his years as Principal of the Diepkloof Reformatory, his belief in and struggle for human rights, and the complexities of his personal relationships.
A Voice I Cannot Silence movingly and empathetically examines the life of Paton through his own words, stories, poems and autobiographies.
Presented by The Playhouse Company, in association with The National Arts Festival and the South African State Theatre, the play is directed by Homann, co-produced by Sue Clarence and stars Clare Mortimer as Paton’s second wife, Anne, and Menzi Mkhwane as Sponono, a former Reformatory inmate.
Set design is by Nadya Cohen, ‘soundscape’ by Evan Roberts and lighting design by Michael Broderick.
The play can be seen on May 12, 13 and 14 at 7 pm and at 3 pm on May 15. Tickets are R100 at Computicket. Schools performances will run from May 16 to 20 at 10 am. Discounted block bookings for groups of 50 or more and bookings for schools performances, at R30 per learner, can be booked by calling Dawn on (031) 369 9407.