WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Apartheid in South Africa has now been gone more than twenty years but the heroes of their struggle to achieve a 'Rainbow' coalition midst a Black majority-run democracy are still being revealed. The Human Spirit, a play written by author Carole Eglash-Kosoff, will be playing at The Stella Adler Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard. With its Opening Night on Friday, September 27, The Human Spirit tells the stories of real-life individuals who, although toiled publicly, worked tirelessly in the shadows to improve the welfare of the Black and Coloured populations that had highly been neglected.
Nelson Mandela was still in prison; clean water and sanitation barely existed; AIDS was beginning to orphan an entire generation. Meanwhile, a white, Jewish, middle class woman joins Tutu, Millie, Philip, Sipho and others, respectfully called 'The Mamas', to help those most in need, often being beaten and arrested by white security police. Now, as Nelson Mandela's failing health grips