The Tent by Megan Furniss
Live Zoom Reading (Running time: 75 minutes)
The Tent is set in a tiny rural town somewhere in South Africa. A mixed couple—Ruth is white, and Samson is black—pitch their tent alongside the local gas station and store in the middle of the night. Their appearance rocks the town and splits it down the middle, with fear, racism, hatred, and violence at odds with kindness and healing. The Tent concerns the ‘other’ and the phobia that it sparks.
Playwright Megan Furniss
Director Zane Gillion
Stage directions Namisa Mdlalosi
Cast Megan Metrikin (as Ruth), James Scruggs (as Samson), Timothy Covington (as Sello), Caren Skibell (as Susan & Customer 1), Hamilton Clancy (as Charlie & BP), Zane Gillion (as Priest & Lungelo), Tiaan Rautenbach (as Willem)This event's accessibility accommodations:
- Closed captioning will be available.
- A transcript can be made available in accessible large print or Braille by request.
- Sign language interpretation is also available upon request.