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Tea With Tigers

drama
1 act
70 minutes

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.

Characters:
  • 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