Keely and Du is a volatile drama about abortion. Du, a right to life activist, and Keely, a pregnant rape victim she is confining, transcend their circumstances and the ideological issues that separate them. It is a mind-probing issue play with a gripping human face. Who is accountable? What is the extent of individual freedom? What are a rape victim’s rights?
Durban Vita Awards 2002
Best New Actress
“Director Greg King, with the company of an excellent script and a talented cast in Vera Calre, Olivia Borgen, Aldo Brincat and Esmael Teixeira, deliver a production that, although harrowing, is heavy only because it drips with its own dark humour…both King and Jane Martin who wrote the play have a fine grasp of the dynamics of theatre. Despite the inherent American hysteria that is fundamental to the script, the characters are completely believable… You might not have a rollicking good time, but you’ll see a rare example of contemporary theatre in Durban that is both accessible and convincing.”Peter Machen, The Independent on Saturday
“Keely and Du is an important play, and King’s production succeeds in getting across the unique impact of experiencing true dramatic talent caught on the wing of a brilliant script… the touching, unpredictable and often humourous exchange between the two women (Olivia Borgen and Vera Clare) is a triumph for both performers, as it is for their director who has shown the confidence and sensitivity to allow them full sway.”Henry Presney, The Daily News
“Olivia Borgen turns in a mesmerising and feisty performance in Greg King’s compelling and aptly claustrophobic production of Jane Martin’s searing, provocative drama.”Billy Suter, The Mercury
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