Tshepang: The Third Testament

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Oberon Books, 2005 - Drama - 56 pages
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Outside a South African town a silent woman, Ruth, goes through her self-imposed rituals, a child's crib strapped to her back. An observer, Simon, who has loved Ruth since childhood, tells her story.
Tshepang was inspired by the horrifying rape in 2001 of a nine month-old child. The child, Tshepang, gave her name to Lara Foot Newton's award-winning play, though it is also 'based on twenty thousand true stories' - the number of child rapes estimated to occur in South Africa each year.
Having premiered in Amsterdam in June 2003, Tshepang opened at the Gate Theatre, London, in September 2004.

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Section 2
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Section 3
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Lara Foot Newton is the resident director of the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town and founder of the production company duckrabbit.

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