Monday, 24 June 2013

Solomon and Marion

The themes in MTC's production of Solomon and Marion (which we saw recently) are reminiscent of the work of J M Coetzee - or is it just that racial relations and related aspects flow through South African literature?    But the fact that Marion's daughter was said to have moved to Australia (mirroring Coetzee's own move to Adelaide) and the specific reference to him as one point in the dialogue certainly brought him to the mind of the audience.

The blurb states that this is the story of two injured souls searching for redemption in fragile, post-apartheid South Africa, and it certainly is a powerful and moving script complemented by equally strong performances by the two actors.   The production in the Fairfax Studio - a nice venue - allows for an interesting, creative set.

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