Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act is currently showing at The Fugard Studio Theatre for a limited season.
Marlo Minnaar (7de Laan, Santa Gamka, Sara Se Geheim, Boland Moorde) plays the role of Errol Philander, with Liezl de Kock (Piet se Optelgoed, Crazy in Love, Pictures of You, African Gothic) starring alongside him as Frieda Joubert.
The play which was written in 1972, is set in apartheid South Africa, where relationships across the colour bar were a criminal offence. Two lovers – a coloured man and white woman meet secretly in the library where the woman works to make love and share their hopes and fears.
A neighbour reports them to the police who secretly photograph them from the informant’s
backyard and eventually break in and arrest the couple under the inhuman and universally pilloried Immorality Act.