Playwright Athol Fugard offers a view of life after apartheid in “Victory.” Victoria (Tinashe Kajese) and Freddie (Lovensky Jean-Baptiste) break into the home of a wealthy white man, Lionel Benson (Morlan Higgins). When Benson returns home, he confronts the burglars and is saddened when he recognizes Victoria as the daughter of his former housekeeper.

Kajese delivers a brilliant performance; Victoria is the most multi-faceted character of the play. Freddie is all rage, but Jean-Baptiste manages to give the character some nuances. Higgins, a recent recipient of his second Ovation Award, is, however, the weakest link.

“Victory” is a potent political play, brutal and violent. There are no clear winners, except the audience.

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