Acting legend comes to FS

2016-05-25 06:00
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THE play My Father’s Daughter – Qomatse, which unfolds against the backdrop of the “state of emergency” imposed in Lesotho in 1970, will feature as part of this year’s Vrystaat Arts Festival.

The thought-provoking drama in Sotho and English was officially launched on Monday (23/05) in Bloemfontein. The production is scheduled for 14 and 15 July in the Civic Theatre in Bloemfontein. Tickets are already available at Computicket for R100.

The production is directed by Jerry Mofokeng, legen­dary South African actor of stage and screen.

The storyline reflects the journeys that many African countries have taken.

In this production, Mofo­keng will be acting alongside his protégé, Mosili Makuta, as they both capture the human story that plays out in a time of victory.

Mofokeng plays the role of Tseka, a war veteran who will not allow a young woman to occupy the seat that he has spent 25 years fighting for.

Makuta plays the role of Dipuo, whose resilience has led her to traverse the world on missions of intelligence for her country to realise its freedom and democracy.

Mofokeng is one of South Africa’s prominent actors and has appeared in a number of critically-acclaimed films, such as Cry the Beloved Country, Mandela and De Klerk and the 2005 Academy Award-winning film Tsotsi, to name just a few.

After attending the Orlando West High School and being part of the Youth Alive Ministries in Soweto, he proceeded to the Wits Drama School, where he took his major in acting.

He currently holds a Master’s Degree in Theatre Directing which he obtained at the Columbia University in America.

He is a recipient of the Golden Horn Lifetime Achievement Award, which he received in 2013.

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