Newhouse Theater

A government informer betrays his mistress and colleagues who actively oppose apartheid. The director, Barney Simon, conceived the docu-drama as “a living newspaper.” Each of seven performers tells one portion of an interlocking story from fixed positions on a platformed set decorated with smudged newspapers. 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.