Friends in France, we are soon coming your way with a small tour of The Island! Performances in Montreuil and Arcueil, November 27, 28 and December 1.

The Island is a South African apartheid-era drama, inspired by a true story. It 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?

The Freedom Theatre’s adaptation of The Island reflects the experiences of Palestinian political prisoners and the abuses within the Israeli prison system. The play also highlights the parallels between apartheid South Africa and Palestine today.

November 27, at 14:00
November 27 and 28, at 20:30
Théâtre Berthelot, Montreuil

December 1, at 20:30
Espace Jean Vilar, Arcueil

For more details, contact our Friends Association in France, ATL Jénine.

The Island