A gripping, powerful play that deals with complex family relationships and the consequences of unresolved trauma. BORDERLINE, written by South Africa`s most prolific and award-winning playwright, is shot through with dark humour and surprising twists and turns!
Businessman Raymond Kruger (Coleman) and his wife of less than two years, Wellness and Beauty shop owner Faith Dlamini (Job), are in the process of emigrating to Canada. As the only child of a single parent, Faith has foreseen the emotional impact this move will inevitably have on both her and her doting mother, and prepares for it by tackling the issue of loss and separation ahead.
Raymon’s situation is entirely different. His mother is deceased, his sister lives in the UK and he and his abusive father (Slabolepszy), a 1970’s SA Border War veteran living in the Western Cape, have not spoken to each other in over twenty years.
On the eve of their departure, faith convinces her husband to reach out and make peace with the old man who, unable to deal with his own demons back in the day, made the lives of all those in his orbit a perpetual torment.
An exciting new South African play, not to be missed.
ANTONY COLEMAN, LESEDI JOB and PAUL SLABOLEPSZY
Directed by BOBBY HEANEY