The Dam by William Lottering - Stage Version
The Dam is a one set play in two acts, set in the southern United States.
Six people are stranded in Gerry’s general merchandise store near the river. It is raining like they had never experienced; the river has flooded the valley and the bridge has been washed away. Three farmers are confronted by three city construction workers about the future dam they are preparing to construct in the area.
A solution has to be found. Not without confrontation.
Keywords: drama. South Africa, dam, confrontation, environment, rain, construction workers, farmers
Genre: Drama, Adaptation
Run time: 60 minutes
Suitable for students 16+
Content note: Contains a fight scene, mainly wrestling. A shot is also fired in the air.
Cast size: 7 actors
Male roles: 5
Female roles: 2
Casting note: There is one child actor, age 16. The two groups are: city people and farmers. The farmers speak with a slight Afrikaans accent and use some local Afrikaans expressions.