May 24-June 15, 2019
con-con’s ‘Statements After An Arrest’ still arresting.
To see a full review of this show, read Bob Abelman's blog here or go to: www.clevelandjewishnews.com/columnists/bob_abelman/
With the recent election of a new President of South Africa, resulting in a probe of the economic and social status of blacks in that country, con-con’s play choice is relevant. Informing of the horrors of apartheid, which seem to parallel the desires of some of US citizens, also makes the topic germane. Unfortunately, the quality of the script and some of the directorial decisions leave the audience wanting.
While at times the script tends to weaken, the totally (au) natural performance of the two principles helps make this seventy-five minute theater experience time well spent. This nearly Shakespearean theme of illicit romance tells the tale of generations of oppressed blacks and the whites who loved them during the reign of apartheid in South Africa in a way all can understand.