Life unfolds in drama

2017-09-13 06:02
Tshiamo Mongale (left), director of Detention Without Trial, with actors featured in the drama depicting the life of children living on the streets. From the left are, front: Kelebogile Malebo (Spice), Shariefa Johnson (Stooza) and Mpumelelo Mabaso (Pasco); back: Mongale, Ipeleng Mosikare (Sbondance) and Ellen Mosia (Nomajase).Photo: Teboho Setena

Tshiamo Mongale (left), director of Detention Without Trial, with actors featured in the drama depicting the life of children living on the streets. From the left are, front: Kelebogile Malebo (Spice), Shariefa Johnson (Stooza) and Mpumelelo Mabaso (Pasco); back: Mongale, Ipeleng Mosikare (Sbondance) and Ellen Mosia (Nomajase).Photo: Teboho Setena

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A thought-provoking drama showcasing children living rough on the streets will be showcased at Studio 2 of the Performing Arts Council of the Free State (Pacofs).

Detention Without Trial is an educational play which focuses on the good and the bad of so-called street children who find themselves out on the streets.

It is directed by arts enthusiast Tshiamo Mongale.

He says the title derives from the harsh reality that children face, living on the streets.

“The trial includes treatment meted out by society and wrong perceptions the public have about them, making the children outcasts.

“Despite being regarded as useless, they have a good side. They are the first to discover victims of violence and murder, the first to discover abandoned new-born infants and some they even find alive.

“They are the first point of contact for the police to start investigation and, interestingly, they also help tourists with directions,” says Mongale.

He says theatre remains the ideal platform to educate the public about the life of children living on the streets.

“To better understand the rough life of children living on the street, it is important to come and watch the play. It speaks to the heart and soul of society,” he says.

  • Featured in the play are young actors who are pursuing the arts. The play will be performed from Thursday (14/09) to Saturday (16/09).

The play, one hour long, starts at 18:00.

Tickets are available at R50 per person at Pacofs or Computicket.

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