Press: Forgive the Devil - A metaphor for untold police narratives

September 24, 2015

Vulture Productions presents Forgive The Devil - A new play written by and starring Clayton Evertson at the Artscape Arena From 17 to 21 November 2015.

 

Forgive The Devil tells the story of Melvin van Niekerk, a constable dealing with the modern day pressures of being a South-African policeman. What was once his dream job is now a constant struggle facing the harsh realities of being in the SAPS.

 

Directed by Abduragman Adams, the story explores a cop-on-the-edge amidst certain sections of our Police force, embroiled in corruption and crime.  Evertson fearlessly gives his audience a bird's-eye view of Melvin’s life - a rollercoaster of emotions are unleashed which creates a thrilling theatre experience.

 

“When I was approached to direct, I didn't have to think too hard about it,” says Adams, “Post-Marikana, the content and context of the play and the relevance of the script genuinely excited me. I trust the story is strong enough to spark debate and no matter how small - that it may become a tool to assist in the healing of our dysfunctional national police psyche.”

 

This is the 7th production presented by Vulture Productions, an independent platform founded by Actor/ Director Jeremeo Le Cordeur in 2010.  It has since made a name for itself for courageously breaking away from the status quo, offering edgy, thought-provoking productions intent on inspiring and cultivating younger audiences.

 

Key Performance Dates:

 

- Monday 16 November 2016 at 20:15: [Preview]

- Tuesday, 17 November 2015 at 20:15: [Press and Opening Night]

- Wednesday, 18 November 2015 at 20:15

- Thursday, 19 November 2015 at 20:15

- Friday, 20 November 2015 at 20:15

- Saturday, 21 November 2015 at 15:00

- Saturday, 21 November 2015 at 20:15: [Final]

 

Tickets at Box Office, Dial-a-Seat and Computicket Outlets ranging from R50 – R90.

 

 

 

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