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ED2012 Theatre Review: And The Girls In Their Sunday Dresses (The Market Theatre and Assembly)

By | Published on Saturday 18 August 2012

Part of the Assembly’s South African Season, ‘And the Girls In Their Sunday Dresses’ is a thoughtful and provocative work that captures the thoughts of two women waiting for bags of rice to be distributed from a government building. Given that ‘’the wings of government move very slowly’’, we have time to share many intimate moments with these characters, as they waver between the courses of passivity and action in the face of soul-destroying bureaucracy and corruption. In an echo of ‘Waiting for Godot’, the act of waiting overshadows the idea of the goal, and here a solitary chair acquires much symbolism. Both comic and touching, this is a resplendent performance – from two outstanding actors – that is truly commendable.

Assembly George Square, 1-27 Aug (not 13), 1.30pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Colette M Talbot]


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