The paradox of being a black policeman in South Africa is presented with explosive humor and music in BOPHA! (which means “arrest” in Zulu and also has a secondary connotation of “togetherness”). The Earth Players presented the Woza Afrika! Festival at the Newhouse Theater. This four-week festival of original plays written, directed, and performed by artists from South Africa echoed themes of silenced freedom under the oppression of apartheid.