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What: 🎭 Trial and Error | University of Cape Town

Trial and Error | University of Cape Town

When:

Where: 🏛️ Baxter Theatre Centre

How much:

🎟️ R100https://www.webtickets.co.za/v2/Event.aspx?itemid=1549260083

🎟️ R170https://www.webtickets.co.za/v2/Event.aspx?itemid=1549260083

‘Trial and Error’ is a compelling courtroom drama written and directed by Fleur du Cap nominated director Emma Amber. This thought-provoking play delves into the complexities of the American justice system, exploring themes of racial bias, loss, acceptance, and mental health.

Audience members will act as the jury, immersing themselves in the riveting trial of nineteen-year-old Amari Davies - charged with manslaughter and neglect on two counts. Claiming the lives of Simon’s parents in the aftermath of a tragic car accident, the weighty decision of her fate lies in the jury’s hands. Set in Georgia, America, this play navigates through the intricacies of the trial as factors such as race and Amari’s drug test result come into play. Meanwhile, Simon, left with complicated feelings of guilt and anger, aims to seek revenge for the loss of his parents. ‘Trial and Error’ challenges preconceptions, urging you to confront your own biases and beliefs. This dramatic play is a theatrical experience that goes beyond the confines of the stage, sparking conversations about justice, empathy, and the human condition.