Main Stage

The Syringa Tree

By Pamela Gien
Directed by Jillian Keiley

Mar 17, 2010 – Apr 13, 2010
2 hours and 30 minutes plus one 15 minute intermission

Elizabeth Grace is a privileged young girl growing up in a white suburb of Johannesburg. After her loving nanny Salamina gives birth to a daughter, Elizabeth and her family are responsible for keeping the newborn baby hidden. As Gien’s autobiographical play unfolds, Lizzy comes to learn about the harsh realities of racism and segregation during apartheid. Spanning several decades, The Syringa Tree tells the dramatic and heartbreaking tale of a young woman’s journey to adulthood. This brilliant one-woman show follows the life of six-year old Elizabeth Grace and 23 other characters, black and white, male and female, young and old, all played by one actor.

Amy Matysio Elizabeth (and 23 other characters)
   
Jillian Keiley Director
Jonathan Monro Sound Designer
Jessica Nickel Costume/Set Designer
Leigh Ann Vardy Lighting Designer
Paul de Jong Dialect Coach
Kim Bujaczek Stage Manager
Natasha Bean-Smith Apprentice Stage Manager

 

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