Interns tackle theatre

2016-11-01 06:00
Lwanda Sindaphi’s Kudu opens at Magnet Theatre on 1 December. Back from left are Lwando Magwaca, Meagan Booysen, Beviol Swartz, Zizipho Quluba, Luthando Mvandaba and Natasha Gana, with Livie Ncanywa sitting.

Lwanda Sindaphi’s Kudu opens at Magnet Theatre on 1 December. Back from left are Lwando Magwaca, Meagan Booysen, Beviol Swartz, Zizipho Quluba, Luthando Mvandaba and Natasha Gana, with Livie Ncanywa sitting.

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Magnet Theatre’s yearlong theatre-making internship programme will soon culminate in two new works: 23 years, a month and 7 days by Nwabisa Plaatjie and Kudu by Lwanda Sindaphi.

Magnet Theatre in Observatory has become known for its ground-breaking educational programmes. Thanks to funding from the National Lotteries Commission, Lwanda and Nwabisa spent this year at Magnet Theatre as theatre-making interns, mentored by reputable directors Jennie Reznek and Mark Fleishman.

The two emerging theatre-makers have collaborated with performers from Magnet’s third-year training programme to create two productions that tackle contentious issues in South Africa.

Performed in English, Afrikaans and Xhosa, 23 years, a month and 7 days uses storytelling and physical theatre to show the struggles faced by women in social and political environments that are systematically violent.

The piece is set between contemporary South Africa’s higher learning institutions and the poverty-stricken Potters Field.

In contrast, Kudu is set in the year 2030: The AmaXhosa nation has taken over the Eastern Cape in an attempt to use the land for their own prosperity. Meanwhile, three Khoi-Coloured descendants and their cow are migrating to the Eastern Cape.

The drama centres on their encounter with Intaba KaNdoda, a destitute community once ruled by the Khoi chief Ndoda. The Khoi-Coloured descendants, having heard stories of how chief Ndoda was killed in a land dispute, have come to reclaim what is rightfully theirs. They have arrived to take back the land from the AmaXhosa. V 23 years, a month and 7 days will be performed at the Magnet Theatre from Thursday 10 to Saturday 12 November at 19:30 with a 14:00 matinee performance on Saturday. Kudu will run from Thursday 1 to Saturday 3 December. Tickets cost R60 or R30 for pensioners, students or block bookings from www.webtickets.co.za.


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