Theatre brought to ekasi centre

2015-11-12 06:00
 Love Shack: Naked Trust co-stars Mfundo Hashe and Yolanda Silwanyana to showcase at the Makukhanye Art Room in Site B.   PHOTO: Mbongi Maseko

Love Shack: Naked Trust co-stars Mfundo Hashe and Yolanda Silwanyana to showcase at the Makukhanye Art Room in Site B. PHOTO: Mbongi Maseko

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Khayelitsha has, for years, produced some of the most celebrated actors but it still doesn’t have a theatre.

It is for this reason that two thespians from this township using a shack hall to showcase their play titled The Naked Truth.

Written and directed by director Khayalethu Anthony the play is brought to life by veteran theatre thespian Mfundo Hashe and plus sized model cum dancer Yolanda Silwanyana.

The Makukhanye Art Room in Site B plays host and Hashe believes that this is the beginning of an arts movement.

“As you may know that here in Khayelitsha, has over the years produced many great actors but lacks the thespian culture because there are no theatres. Many actors have to reach out of the township to get a chance of being on a proper stage,” said Hashe.

He said that they are hoping to not only grow and interest in theatre but to normalise drama in the area.

“There is an interest, if there wasn’t; there wouldn’t be an exodus of thespians seeking to go on stage in other areas,” he said.

Inspired by the recent success of rapper Cassper Nyovest became the first rapper to fill up concert facility, The Dome, in Johhanesburg.

Hashi believed that they too can manage to draw audiences to the facility.

“I think the more we believe in ourselves and our work we can manage to share it with the community and attract audiences to our shows,” he explained.

The Naken Truth is a two member play about a married couple celebrating their wedding anniversary.

The two start to have a mind boggling and truthful conversation which will leave the audience with their jaws on the floor, Hashe told City Vision.

“It’s an open conversation that people sometimes wish to have but they just cannot. But there is a plot twist which makes it a story worth watching,” said co-star Silwanyana.

She said that the story is one that will appeal to both the young and the old.

The play will be staged from 19 to 22 November.

The shows will run between 14:00 and 18:00. Tickets will cost R30 at the door and will cost R50 for couples.

For more information contact Hashe on 0620377106.

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