Hexagon Theatre Minifest: Happiness through the Mist

2008-02-29 00:00

South Africa has a history of communities with a vibrant cultural life, before they were forcibly removed: one only has to think of places such as District Six and Sophiatown. Cato Manor, or Emkhumbane, is another of these. These places are where the locals went to find good music, dance and entertainment.

As a company that tackle history through theatre, Umgubho cc have created a theatrical piece that deals with the history of Umkhumbane known as "Happiness through the Mist". It takes you through the music, the dance, and the lust for life until forced removal in 1959. It is an experimental theatrical piece that is presented by two actors and one musician. The show is humourous, energetic, educating and entertaining.

Happiness through the Mist shows at the Hexagon Theatre Minifest at 8pm on March 14 and at 4.30pm on March 15.

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