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White rapes Black

From the left, David Ndjavera, actor; Yanna Smith, actor; Aldo Behrens, actor and director, Senga Brockerhoff, actor and Keamogetsi Joseph Molapong, actor and assistant director.

From the left, David Ndjavera, actor; Yanna Smith, actor; Aldo Behrens, actor and director, Senga Brockerhoff, actor and Keamogetsi Joseph Molapong, actor and assistant director.

The Bank Windhoek Arts Festival and the National Theatre of Namibia (NTN) present a play, ‘RACE’, the story of three attorneys, two black and one white, who contemplate whether to defend a white man charged with a crime against a black woman. ‘RACE’ will be performed at the NTN in Windhoek, on 27, 28 and 29 May 2014 at 19:30.
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.

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