Full Length Play
60 minutes (1 hour)
Time Period - Present Day
Settings Of Play - Excelsis, a small town in the Transvaal region of South Africa, near Johannesburg.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre
Bizarre, surreal and comic, this play is about a racial murder in South Africa and its subsequent cover up by the press and the police. Mabel's husband is away so she takes and then shoots a Black lover. Repercussions include pregnancy for two local girls because of the hilarious police attempts to dispose of the body. A dead scientist who claims to have been an ant organizes a miraculous cure for the unwanted pregnancies.
"A diabolical comedy about the evils of apartheid." - The New York Times
"Mad, macabre, and murderously funny." - New York Post
The Soul of the White Ant was first presented at the Soho Poly in February 1976.