The Farber Foundry


Written and directed by Yael Farber

Irish Premiere

South African director Yael Farber explores the extraordinary events of her country's experience of apartheid and its legacy through a reworking of the Greek classic The Oresteia. Molora is set on one of the many South African halls where people gathered to testify at the Truth and Reconcialtion Commission. In a dramatic confrontation Klytemnestra and Elektra , mother and daughter, perpetrator and victim, face one another in an attempt to come to terms with their violent past. Liek South Africa, we hold our collective breath and watch this drama unfold.

A chorus of Xhosa tribeswoman bring grace and humanity to the drama through the ancient art of split-tone signing, adding a haunting intensity to this evocative production. Intimate and epic, with unforgettable performances.

The Farber Foundry produces theatre that address the stories of South Africa's shattered past and helps to envisage the future. This production has recieved standing ovations across the world.