White rapes Black
David Mamet, one of the leading dramatists in the USA, is not unknown to Namibians. In the early and late 1990’s, Unam’s Drama Department staged two of his earlier plays, namely DUCK VARIATIONS with Aldo Behrens and Danie Strydom and OLLEANA with Freddy Philander and Amanda Singhelwa.
RACE premiered on Broadway on 06 December 2009, with James Spader as advocate Jack Lawson. Other well known American actors who played are, David Alan Grier, Kerry Washington and Richard Thomas.
The Namibian cast consists of Yanna Smith, David Ndjavera, Senga Brockeroff and Morne Botha. The play is directed by Aldo Behrens and Joseph Keamogetsi Molapong.
Charles Strickland (white, mid 40s) a prominent business man, has been charged with rape. The woman accusing him is black; the lawyers realize that the case will be all the more difficult because race will be the dominant factor throughout the trial.