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The Island

by Athol Fugard, John Kani, and Winston Ntshona
Directed by Gabrielle Randle-Bent

Nov 11, 2022 — Dec 04, 2022

“[The Island] has the rough majesty of a classic… this short but potent play has lost little of its force” -The Guardian

John and Winston are political prisoners on South Africa’s infamous Robben Island, spending their days toiling at grueling, futile tasks in the prison’s quarry. At night, they secretly rehearse a two-man version of Antigone and find solace and strength in their burgeoning friendship. The Island is at once a sobering glimpse into the social, physical, and psychological wounds of Apartheid; a lesson in the complex work of liberation; and a testament to the transformative power of theatre.

Frequent collaborator Gabrielle Randle-Bent makes her solo directorial debut at Court, bringing her vision of resistance and resilience to the stage.

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