The ATC Patrons' Season of
22 SEP - 15 OCT 2005 — Drama
Auckland Theatre Company
After years teaching romantic poetry at Cape Town University Professor David Lurie has an impulsive affair with a student. The affair sours. He resigns and retreats to an isolated East Cape Province farm owned by his daughter Lucy. For a time, Lucy's influence and the farm promise to harmonise his discordant life. But the balance of power in South Africa is shifting. When he and Lucy are victims of a savage attack their opposing views on the future of their country are brought into sharp relief.
South African novelist, J.M. Coetzee is the first person to have won the Booker Prize twice (Life and Times of Michael K, Disgrace). In 2003 Coetzee was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Now Carl Nixon (The Book of Fame, Crumpy and KiwiFruits) brings to stage a world first with this compelling story of Lear-like proportions that charts one man's journey from blind arrogance to understanding.