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The Promise by Damon Galgut

10 March 2022 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

RSVP essential. Please include proof of vaccination and a contact number to secure your reservation.
No walk-ins allowed. Maximum number of guests is 30.
Kindly note that a mask is required at all times, and there will be no catering or wine.

There is nothing unusual or remarkable about the Swart family, oh no, they resemble the family
from the next farm and the one beyond that, just an ordinary bunch of white South Africans, and if
you don’t believe it then listen to us speak…

The many voices of The Promise tell a story in four snapshots, each one centered on a family funeral, each one happening in a different decade as a family fights over what they call their farm, on a worthless piece of land outside Pretoria. Over large jumps in time, people get older, faces and laws and lives all change, while a brother and sister circle around a promise made long ago, and never kept…

An extraordinary novel, filmic in its conception… A vital contribution to SA literature that stayed with me long after I finished reading it ~ Mervyn


Artscape Theatre Centre
D.F. Malan St, Foreshore
Cape Town, Western Cape 8001 South Africa
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