Capital Classics Theater Company is pleased to announce their new Contemporary Classics Conversations Program, created with the goal of facilitating insightful conversations between Capital Classics and our community regarding the impact of contemporary plays on our lives. Capital Classics has selected South African playwright Athol Fugard’s play, Victory as the springboard for these Conversations, focusing on the social and personal impact of race-based laws and governance.
Capital Classics theater artists will perform excerpts from Fugard’s Victory, and then in between each excerpt, turn the Conversation over to the participants for thoughtful, insightful discussion of the themes of the play and their relevance and resemblance to our world today.
Set in the New South Africa (after the first free election in 1994), Victory features two young Black Africans, Vicky and Freddie, from Pienaarsig, the township in Nieu Bethesda that separates the “coloreds” from the “whites”. When she was alive, Vicky’s mother worked as a maid for Lionel and his wife. Now, Vicky and Freddie have come to rob Lionel’s house as a means to fund their future in Cape Town. Lionel discovers them, and this leads to a night of dialogue that reveals the hardships of living in apartheid-created poverty and stress.
Upon registering for the event, you will receive the Zoom webinar link to join.