Green Man Flashing
Author: M van Graan
Green Man Flashing - It is six weeks before the country's second elections in 1999. Gabby Anderson, a white personal assistant, alleges she has been raped by her boss, a black, high-profile government minister with an impeccable anti-apartheid struggle record. Sent to persuade her not to go through with the charges is Gabby's former husband, Aaron Matshoba, the party's major trouble-shooter.How do past tensions between Aaron and Gabby affect the situation? What does Inspector Abrahams know that will impact on Gabby's attitude? How will her lawyer and long-time friend Anna advise Gabby, and why? What will Gabby be offered in exchange for dropping the charges? What will she decide? Green Man Flashing is a fast-paced political thriller that takes on the challenge of deep moral and political questions for which there are no ready answers, and certainly no easy ones. In a remarkable instance of life imitating art, the events depicted in the play were to become real-life drama in all the South African news media.