The Film Society, set in South Africa, is not about the effects of apartheid - at least, overtly. Blenheim is a provincial private school modeled on the second-rate British education machine. It is 1970, a time of complacency for everyone but Terry, a former teacher at Blenheim, who has lost his job because of his connections with Blacks (he invited a Black priest to speak a Commencement). Terry tries to invilve Jonathan, another teacher at the school and the central character in this play; but Jonathan cares only about his film society, which he wants to keep going at all costs - even if it means programming only safe, non-objectionable, films. When Jonathans's mother, a local rich lady, primises to donate a substantial amount of money to Blenheim if Jonathan is made Headmaster, he must finally choose which side he is on: Terry's or The Establishment's.
Original title: The Film Society
Genre: Drama and Plays