Play by John Kani, directed by Janice Honeyman, exploring the complicated dynamic between those blacks that remained in South Africa during the fight against apartheid and those who returned after living in exile at the end of apartheid.
Nothing But The Truth by John Kani -- West Coast Premiere
“A deeply felt portrait that delicately weaves the extraordinary and the ordinary in its characters’ lives.” -Ben Brantley, The New York Times
“Triumphant! It is thrilling to see such a warm, even funny drama emerge from South Africa.” -Donald Lyons, New York Post
“I paid for this freedom. They must never forget the little people like me – who make up the majority that has kept them in power and will still do so for a long time to come.
We have dreams, too.”
- From Nothing But The Truth
Nothing But The Truth is a searing exploration of the complex dynamic between those blacks that remained in South Africa and risked their lives to lead the struggle against apartheid and those who returned victoriously after living in exile. In New Brighton, South Africa, 63-year-old librarian Sipho Makhaya prepares for the return of the ashes of his brother Themba, recently deceased while in exile in London after gaining a reputation as a hero of the struggle against apartheid. Provoked to divulge family secrets, Sipho soon tells the truth and nothing but the truth.
Winner of a Best Actor Tony Award and the author and lead actor of Nothing But The Truth, John Kani is the director of Johannesburg’s Market Theatre. Nothing but the Truth is a story of sibling rivalry, of family secrets, of truth and reconciliation, of exile and of freedom and democracy.
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General Performance Times:
Tues to Fri at 8pm
Wed Nov 3 at 2:30PM
Sat at 2:30pm & 8pm
Sun at 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Open Forums (post-play discussions) Every Tues evening beginning Oct 5
Deaf Audience Theatre Experience and Audio Described Performance: Sat, Oct 23, 2:30PM
Date: Saturday, September 18, 2004
Time: 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Mark Taper Forum at the Music Center
135 North Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Cost: Single Ticket Prices: Previews: $30/$35; Weekdays & Sun eves: $42/$34; Fri & Sat eves, Sat & Sun mats: $52/42; Pay What You Can: To Be Announced
Mark Taper Forum 135 North Grand Ave.
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