Johannesburg

Evil

Tuesday Jan 14 - Friday Jan 24       Nelson Mandela Square, West St, Sandton Central
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Adapted from acclaimed Swedish writer Jan Guillou's semi-autobiographical novel Ondskan, Evil is a gripping, high-intensity and challenging play that takes a full-frontal look at the heart-breaking global problem of high school bullying. The protagonist is Erik Ponti, a child hardened by an abusive step-father who is sent away to join a boarding school after he becomes the leader of a teenage gang. At this elite school Erik soon becomes the victim of sadistic institutionalized bullying from a cabal of older pupils, while his teachers turn a blind eye, eventually finding the strength and courage to stand-up for himself and other victims of bullying while also confronting his own history of violence. 

Voted by a teenage jury as one of the top plays at the Imaginate Youth Festival in Edinburgh in 2016 and 2017, this is a play that should resonate particularly well with teenage audiences. 

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Jan 14 2020 - Jan 24 2020
Auto & General Theatre on the Square
Nelson Mandela Square, West St, Sandton Central
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