Psychological colonialism

2017-05-24 06:00
PHOTO: suppliedSabelo Cele (left) and Sibusiso Nzama.

PHOTO: suppliedSabelo Cele (left) and Sibusiso Nzama.

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WRITTEN by UKZN MA candidate Francis Mennigke, a Standard Bank Ovation Award winner for his original script Morgue in 2014, The Last Outpost shows that 23 years after South Africa’s first democratic election, colonialism still exists. Rather than imperial forts and army barracks, some of these spaces are psychological.

Directed by Rhodes University graduate Josh Martin, this dark satire thrusts the audience into the mind of Juvakazi Sengwayo (or “Juice”, as he is called by his oppressors), a young man grappling with the remnants of colonialism that continue to keep him from living free. In this space, he loses everything - his name, his history, his culture and his language.

Forced to contend with two decomposing British soldiers, who have set up the Empire’s last outpost in his mind - the oppressive and tyrannical Codswallop and Broomhead - Juvakazi is confronted with brutal and heartless discrimination.

Willing to stop at nothing to free himself from his mental shackles, Juvakazi launches a final assault on the last outpost, which the two red coats continue to cling to.

Will Juice drive out his captors and reclaim his language and identity, or will he allow them to continue holding his mind prisoner?

Featuring Sibusiso Mpendulo Nzama, Sabelo Cele, Francis Mennigke and Ed Pepperell, The Last Outpost seeks to open honest dialogue around the question of de-colonisation.

The play premiers at The Hexagon Theatre and is open to the public from Thursday, May 25 to Saturday, May 27 at 7pm. Tickets are R70, R35 for students.
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