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$60.00 Royalty per Performance

$20.00 Single-Use Copyright Fee

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Read the Play
(minus the ending)

Dear Comrade Frikkie

Read the Play (minus the ending)

by Harold Kimmel
2W / 5M
Approximate Playing Time: 1 Hour, 50 Minutes

Ordinary characters provide a glimpse into a turning point in history as Harold Kimmel takes us inside a South African prison over a 30+ year period beginning with the incarceration of Nelson Mandela. Warders Maartens and Roux, members of the staff on Robben Island where Nelson is held, along with visitors and other staff at the prison, offer a gut level overview of the times. Though neither warder is overly pedantic, Maartens and Roux’s often opposing perspectives on the relationship between Black and White South Africans and the abuse of power keeps the audience on edge as the fragile balance between right and wrong is constantly challenged. While Mandela never appears directly, the audience observes his impact on life inside and outside the prison walls as the play inevitably tackles issues of persecution, freedom and reconciliation. Kimmel, whose own life intersected with this crucial point in history brings first-hand experience to the drama. $20 Single Use Copyright Fee plus $60 Royalty per Performance for Amateur Theatre. Professional Theatre Royalties Calculated on Application.

$60.00 Royalty per Performance
$20.00 Single-Use Copyright Fee