A Human Being Died That Night

May 29 – June 20, 2015

Premiere US Premiere
Production Language English
Country of Origin South Africa
Description Prime Evil is what South Africans call him: a paid white political assassin currently serving two life sentences for crimes committed in the name of the apartheid state. In Nicholas Wright’s play, based on the best-selling 2003 book by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, a black female psychologist (Olivier Award winner Noma Dumezweni) enters Eugene de Kock’s (Matthew Marsh) prison cell to discern man from government-sanctioned monster. In a riveting interrogation that moves from dispassionate to deeply intimate, a remorseful de Kock and his interlocutor negotiate a fraught emotional space in which fear and compassion coexist.
Identifier 2015s.00580
VenueFisher Building (Fishman Space, Hillman Studio)
author/playwrightNicholas Wright
director assistant/associateGreg Karvellas
lighting designerTim Mitchell
set designer/decorPaul Wills
sound designerChristopher Shutt