South African director Yael Farber explores the extraordinary events of her country's experience of apartheid and its legacy through reworking the Greek classic of the Oresteia.
Molora is set in one of the many South African halls where people gathered to testify at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. In a dramatic confrontation, Klytemnestra and Elektra, mother and daughter, perpetrator and victim, face one another in an attempt to come to terms with their violent past.
Like South Africa, the audience holds its collective breath and watches this drama unfold. The Chorus of Xhosa tribeswomen bring grace and humanity to the drama through their ancient art of ‘split tone‘ singing, adding a haunting intensity to this evocative production.
This production is suitable for theatregoers aged 14 and older.