A Human Being Died That Night

By Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela
Adapted by Nicholas Wright
Directed by Steven Wright

This heart-rending adaptation of the award-winning 2003 book explores the atrocities committed under apartheid.

EgoPo's mainstage season kicked off with this searing account of the atrocities committed by the South African police forces under apartheid. This heart-rending play is adapted from the award-winning 2003 book by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, a psychologist who served on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Set in Pretoria Central Prison, the author is assigned to report on ex-officer Eugene de Kock, nicknamed Prime Evil. Pumla and Eugene must confront their ideas of humanity and the power of forgiveness and remorse.

Featuring: Niya Colbert & Paul L. Nolan

Direction: Steven Wright
Production Design: Yoshi Nomura
Lighting Design: Amanda Jensen
Sound Design: Elizabeth Meisenzahl & Steven Wright
Dialect Coach: Melanie Julian
Dramaturgy: Kirstie Floyd
Stage Management: Elizabeth Meisenzahl
Technical Direction/Production Management: Leo Bond
Assistant Technical Direction: Stephen Peterson
Master Electrics: Aram Mouradian
Scenic Charge: Ali Curth
Assistant Scenic Charge: Sol Madariaga
Set & Lighting Crew: Evan Abrams, Corey Canty, Amber Mangabat, Joshua M. Wallace, Kevin White, and Craig Wolfgang

"EgoPo is providing a welcome exploration of troubling issues, and this production presents them in a gripping manner." -The Cultural Critic