The Soul of the White Ant

by  Snoo Wilson

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  3m, 3f

"A diabolical comedy about the evils of apartheid." - The New York Times

"Mad, macabre, and murderously funny." - New York Post

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The Soul of the White Ant

by  Snoo Wilson

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Mystery/Thriller
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

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.
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Reviews

"A diabolical comedy about the evils of apartheid." - The New York Times

"Mad, macabre, and murderously funny." - New York Post

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Setting: Excelsis, a small town in the Transvaal region of South Africa, near Johannesburg.

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

3m, 3f

KEITH

JUNE

MABEL DE WET

PIETER DE GROOT

EUGENE MARAIS

JULIUS 

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Authors

Snoo Wilson

Snoo Wilson

The Soul of the White Ant was first presented at the Soho Poly in February 1976. 

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