Date(s) - 28 Feb 2015
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
State Theatre Centre Of WA
Closed Captioned Performance: 28 February 2015 at 2pm
For booking details: https://2015.perthfestival.com.au/Festival-Information/Booking-Information/Access
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CONCEIVED AND DIRECTED BY William Kentridge
WRITTEN BY Jane Taylor
PUPPETS DESIGNED BY Adrian Kohler
PRESENTED BY arrangement with Arts Projects Australia
BY TURNS CHILLING AND HILARIOUS, BRUTAL AND FORGIVING, THE SHOW CASTS A SURREAL LIGHT ON THE HEART OF DARKNESS – AND STILL MANAGES TO LEAVE YOU WITH HOPE. THE WASHINGTON POST
Renowned artist, animator and director William Kentridge and Handspring Puppet Company (War Horse) combine their powerful visual storytelling forces to create a momentous piece of theatre, laced with a dark and sardonic wit.
Drawing on the historical archive of the hearings at South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, as well as Ubu Roi, a licentious buffoon created by the playwright Alfred Jarry, the play provides a glimpse into the devastating complexities of apartheid.
One of the most resonant and engaging explorations of the lessons to have come out of post-apartheid South Africa, Ubu and the Truth Commission remains as fresh and compelling today as it was when it was conceived. With its universal themes, this seminal work speaks to us, captivates us and hints at a way forward.
Contains graphic images of violence that may not be suitable for children.
Duration: 90min no interval