The Jenin Freedom Theatre Visits UConn With Fugard Play

The Jenin Freedom Theatre’s adaptation of The Island by Athol Fugard

September 6 at 7 pm
September 7 at 2 pm and 7 pm
Nafe Katter Theatre

Directed and Designed by Gary M. English; Artistic Consultant, Nabil Al-Raee. This South African apartheid-era drama, inspired by a true story, is set in a prison and revolves around two cellmates: one who is soon to be released while the other is serving a life sentence. They spend their days at mind-numbing physical labour and at night rehearse for a performance of Sophocles’Antigone. Antigone, who defies the laws of the state to follow her conscience, and her uncle who sentences her to die for her crime. Is Antigone guilty? Who decides?

Sneak Peek of The Island