Just up the road, slightly
Set in post-Apartheid South Africa, Just up the road, slightly is the portrait of a marriage depicted through the lens of personal tragedy and national narrative. Twenty years ago, Claire and Jan’s daughter, Antjie, was killed in a political attack on a pub just down the road from their home. In the years following, Claire meets Nkopane, who orchestrated the attack, and develops a relationship with him; she learns a great deal about Freedom and Forgiveness, and finally finds ways to heal. But what helps her hurts her husband, and takes a painful toll on their marriage.
Just up the road, slightly received developmental support from Berkeley Rep’s Ground Floor and was nominated for the Susan Smith Blackburn.