ASHE IN JOHANNESBURG
1973. Johannesburg. The tail-end of apartheid. African American tennis champion Arthur Ashe journeys to South Africa despite being denied a visa and a wide-spread boycott of the country. He finds himself at a tea-party amongst the white South African elite, and in the middle of what becomes a legendary, history-changing debate.
3 w 3 m Minimum, flexible to larger cast
Burning Coal Theatre
" From the opening moments, we where almost assaulted by a ferocious war dance,- until Ashe and Frank Deford head off to return to America, we are affronted by the Apartheid that pervaded South Africa. This also reminds us how things had progressed Stateside since 1965."
-Keravuori and Galle [Ashe In Johannesburg]