Riveting story about will and fate

2016-08-31 06:00
                                 PHOTO: supplied        Sboniso Msimango (left) and Wanda Zuma in ‘Flip Side’ at the Courtyard Theatre at DUT’s Steve Biko campus in Durban, from Thursday.

PHOTO: supplied Sboniso Msimango (left) and Wanda Zuma in ‘Flip Side’ at the Courtyard Theatre at DUT’s Steve Biko campus in Durban, from Thursday.

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LIFE on the streets of Durban comes under the spotlight in Flip Side, a new play being staged by the WordPlay Company, at the Courtyard Theatre at DUT’s Steve Biko campus in Durban, at 7pm from Thursday to Saturday.

Flip Side tells the story of Hamly (played by Sboniso Msimango) and James (played by Wanda Zuma), a pair of lively street beggars, who have to face the harsh conditions of living on the streets while trying to maintain who they are inside.

Hamly is a conflicted young man who made a promise to his late father to “finish his business” and James is the person who helps him survive on the streets and, as it turns out, is the reason why Hamly is on the streets as well.

Says Nqobile Mthembu, of WordPlay: “This is a riveting story about will and fate. It is about Hamly’s subconscious and the fight and struggle for survival — both physical and mental. On the streets James acts as Hamly’s protector and provider, but things change as he discovers something detrimental to their friendship.

“Hamly’s father, who carries a strong presence in the production, appears to him and speaks to him in a language that is only understood by Hamly and continuously urges him to complete his duties.”

Internal conflict, masculinity, survival in uncomfortable places, fate and revenge are some of the major themes in Flip Side.

Also appearing in the play, written and directed by Msimango, are Gcina Mavuso who plays the father, Mfundi Ndwalane as the musician and Celeste Mpanza and Ayanda Nxumalo as the vocalists.

Tickets are R60 at 031 373 2194 (office hours). Tickets for school performances are R30. Inquiries: 079 601 5406 or 073 787 3681 (office hours). - Supplied.

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