Thursday, February 22, 2007

Nothing But the Truth

I just got home from an outing with the people that I work with. The director of the organization has treated us to tickets to a play at the Hampstead Theatre called "Nothing but the Truth". You can read about it here. It was amazing. The best play I've seen in a really long time. The play is about the transition to democratic government in South Africa and the process of coming to terms with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission process. It is written by John Kani, and he also stars in it. He was truely incredible. What a performance. I was completely blown away by him. The play itself was also so interesting because it involved a storyline which showed the interplay of the personal and the political in the people's lives. If you get a chance to see this --GO.

1 comment:

Maggie, Nick, Kate and Liam said...

Sif - my friend in NYC has started a NPO called "Project Explorer" which aims to provide web based educational material for free to the world. It is fabulous and focuses a lot on learning through the arts. Their first unit was on "Shakespeare's England" and they leave for South Africa - specifically to bring the Truth and Reconciliation history to the children of the world. Their South African expedition is going to be amazing. It is something that Nick and I support and are passionate about. It is an amazing company. (Nick even used to be on the board). Anyway - given your passion in this entry, please check it out at www.projectexplorer.org. If you don't mind, I would like to point out the play to Jenny since you spoke so highly of it! -Mags