Karoo Moose back at Baxter

2016-09-01 06:00
Bongile Mantsai and Chuma Sopotela in Karoo Moose.

Bongile Mantsai and Chuma Sopotela in Karoo Moose.

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Lara Foot’s Karoo Moose returns to the stage with the original cast, who reprise their respective roles, having earned respect and acclaim in their own right over the years; nearly a decade since its premiere and 15 top South African awards later, .

Following its success at the National Arts Festival recently, the multi-award-winning production now comes to the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio until Saturday 24 September.

Foot was named the 2016 Featured Artist at the 43rd National Arts Festival this year, leading the charge on the main programme, which was made up of work written, directed, curated or headlined by women.

The story of Karoo Moose is brought to life by Zoleka Helesi, Mdu Kweyama, Bongile Mantsai, Thami Mbongo, Chuma Sopotela and Mfundo Tshazibane. The actors each perform a key character and double up to play multiple additional characters, adding to the magic of the story and have won awards for their performances.

Performed in English with isiXhosa, the story takes place in a remote and impoverished village in the Karoo, where the inhabitants are struggling to survive. A young girl called Thozama ends up killing a moose. But what is the moose doing there, and how did it get there?

Foot tackles the disintegration of the family unit and the violation of innocence endured by so many South African children. V Tickets for Karoo Moose, which carries an age restriction of 13, are available at Computicket. For bookings, contact Sharon Ward on 021 680 3962

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