Tea With Tigers
Creation of this work was made possible in part by a Rubys artist project grant from the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance.
In 1995, South African President Nelson Mandela visited Betsie Verwoerd, the widow of the “Architect of Apartheid”, at her home in an all-white desert enclave. This play is not about that visit. It is, however, a fanciful, magical, non-linear musing on what might have happened that day.
PIET, a middle-aged white Afrikaner man
BETSIE, an old white Afrikaner woman
NELSON, an old African man, who also appears as a ZULU WARRIOR