Drama from gang’s view

2017-07-11 06:02

Confessions, a drama that explores what drives humans to committing grave, unforgivable atrocities against each other by illuminating the mind of a criminal, will be performed at Alexander Upstairs from Thursday to Saturday.

The show won the inaugural Abongile Kroza One-hander Festival in the city this year.

It follows the story of a young gang member, Kz, who is the last man standing in his gang. He is not a full-blown gangster but a mere member – a membership which has cost him his friends, family and is about to cost him his life as he finds himself stuck in a nightmare that is quickly catching up with his reality.

Atrocities take place outside our doorsteps daily, including child mutilations, gang rapes and killings. In a quest to find out what, why and how these atrocities take place and what the perpetrators say when asked, why and how people can commit such atrocities, the director followed some of the cases in court and listened to criminals’ testimonies.

With a series of interviews conducted with gang members from the Cape Flats, Confessions explores what drives these people and how they think, plan and deal with the consequences. It also pays attention to the gangs’ socioeconomic and political standing.

The show attempts a journey through the psyche of criminology in the modern South Africa.

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