Lose your fear of mathematics at the theatre

2015-05-14 06:00
Scene from ‘Chasing Gold’.

Scene from ‘Chasing Gold’.

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GCUGCWA Creative Productions will be staging the educational play Chasing Gold in Pietermaritzburg in June.

Titled Mathematics! It’s Not a Monster, the production is designed to take the fear out of studying maths, replacing it with a positive attitude towards the subject.

It tells the story of an intelligent young girl from the Mtatasi tribe, whose only stumbling block in her studies is a mental block about studying maths, which results in low marks, and a negative self-image.

She becomes so depressed, she is on the verge of committing suicide. Her desperate mother is also depressed, and even tries to consult a traditional healer for muthi that will help her child pass.

Because maths has become a problem that affects the whole Mtatasi tribe, the king calls on his people to help resolve the situation. One intelligent youngster comes up with a positive solution, and the young girl finds help.

Chasing Gold is written and directed by Zeph Nzama with music by Mthobisi Mthalane. The cast includes Thandeka Mdlalose, Khombisile Miya, Thabani Mahlobo, Cyprian Nzama, Samkelo Dingi and Boyzen Nkala.

The production is geared specifically for Grade 8 and Grade 9 pupils, but pupils from other grades are also welcome.

Chasing Gold will also be performed from 1 to 5 June at the Hexagon Theatre on the Pietermaritzburg campus of the University of KwaZulu-Natal at 9am, 11am and 1pm.

Tickets are R25. To book, contact Bongamusa Nzama at 073 644 1882 or e-mail imbumbaartists@gmail. com - Supplied

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