The ATC Patrons' Season of

Disgrace

By J.M.Coetzee

22 SEP - 15 OCT 2005 — Drama

About.

Company

Auckland Theatre Company

Venue

Maidment Theatre

Duration

2 Hours

Restrictions

None

Programme

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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.

 

Cast

Gregory Jacob

Pollux

Donogh Rees

Soraya/Rosalind

Kirk Torrance

Petrus

Marisiale Tunoka

Committee Member/Intruder

Creatives

Carl Nixon

Playwright

Steve Latty

Video Design

Hilary Brown

Costume Designer