"Director L. Peter Callendar has grabbed every tool at his disposal to tell the story: the five actors who play all the characters utilize commedia del arte style masks, circus skills, vaudeville shtick, Shakespearean depth of emotion, all the stops of their voices, and carefully articulated thought to tell the story and the result is riveting."
~Charles Kruger, TheatreStorm
San Jose Stage Company
Citizens of South Africa are confronting a painful past of the apartheid era through the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. STRANGE COURTESIES explores the potential restorative power of truth telling, the significance of sympathetic witnesses, and the tasks of both perpetrators and bystanders in the TRC process. Can dignity be restored to victims and their families while offering a basis for individual healing, and promoting the reconciliation of a divided society?