Tickets cost R150. If you would like to buy some, please contact Jan Richter (Matron) on 021 423 2871 or 083 218 6081 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also pop in to the Pride Shelter at 1 Molteno Road in Oranjezicht.
Tickets will also be on sale at the next Conversations event on Wednesday 27th August at The Rockwell Hotel in Cape Town. If you’d like to attend this event, please RSVP at www.facebook.com/events/1526196934261084/.
Written in 1942 and initially published in an expensive limited edition, One Arm tells of an aspiring boxer who loses his arm in a car accident and turns to prostitution for a living. The young hustler violently murders a client and is sentenced to death for this crime. On death row he receives hundreds of letters from former clients explaining how deeply he touched their lives. Explicit and daring, One Arm gives a graphic account of the homosexual underworld during the 1940s, while at the same time being one of Williams’ most poignant portraits of a mutilated body and soul.
Abrahamse and Meyer Productions have adapted One Arm as a tour de force for two actors focusing on the central relationship between the convicted hustler and a young Lutheran Minister who visits him on death row. Picking up on Williams’ themes of voyeurism, exhibitionism and paraphilia the stage adaptation utilises erotic fetishism and sexual role play as major dramatic devises in the play by having the young Lutheran Minister voyeuristically act out all the various characters in the mutilated boxer’s life story.