Friday, November 2, 2012
Theatre Foreplay Reading Series: Green Man Flashing Nov 4 2012 in Toronto
The Actors Repertory Company continues
this year's Theatre Foreplay Reading Series
with Mike Van Graan's 2004 lightning-paced political thriller...
GREEN MAN FLASHING
"Sometimes... Sometimes justice has to be sacrificed for the greater political good. "
Directed by Philip Akin
Performed by David Collins, Deb Drakeford, Sterling Jarvis, Janet Porter & Andre Sills.
DATE: Sunday, November 4th, 2012 @ 7:30 pm
VENUE: The Cabaret @ Buddies in Bad Times (12 Alexander Street)
TICKETS: Admission is PWYC
Six weeks before South Africa’s second post-apartheid election in 1999, Gabby Anderson is raped. She is white. He is black. He is a high-ranking party official. She is his personal assistant. Both have sacrificed a lifetime fighting apartheid and injustice in their country. Gabby must now decide whether to go public with the attack or not. If she does, it could cost the governing party the election. To further complicate things, the party sends Gabby's own ex-husband to persuade her that what her nation needs most is her silence. A landmark in contemporary South African drama, GREEN MAN FLASHING shatters all notions of what it means to seek justice.
This is Toronto's first chance to hear Mike van Graan's internationally acclaimed, award-winning piece - as performed by a peerless cast under the incisive direction of Philip Akin (Topdog/Underdog, Ruined). And don't forget about the final instalment of the Theatre Foreplay Reading Series PLAYING THE VICTIM by the Russian Presnyakov Brothers (February 3rd, 2013), as well as our full production of BEA by the United Kingdom's Mick Gordon (coming Spring 2013).
ARC is one of Toronto's oldest actor-led theatre companies, committed to deepening our craft through discovering and sharing the best contemporary theatre from around the world with our audience. For more information, please visit www.arcstage.com.