Setwork comes alive on stage at Artscape

2015-05-05 07:19
Nothing but the truth will be on stage at Artscape Theatre from tomorrow to next week. 



Nothing but the truth will be on stage at Artscape Theatre from tomorrow to next week. PHOTO: Supplied

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The return of the English setwork play Nothing but the truth at Artscape will provide local Grade 12 pupils with an educational boost.

The play will be performed at Artscape from tomorrow to next week Wednesday.

The production is written by South Africa’s theatre icon John Kani whose work has been performed around the world.

Nothing but the Truth forms part of the Artscape educational youth development programme.

“The purpose of the educational programme is to assist Grade 12 pupils academically by presenting plays which are taught as literature on a theatre stage, therefore putting it in its intended setting,” says Marlene le Roux, director for Artscape audience development and education.

“We will also be introducing learners to theatre and drama production of a high quality, thereby building the audience of the future,” says Marlene.

The two-hour play will be presented as a full stage production that will also appeal to the general public.

The production features well-known TV personalities Chris Gxalaba, Zoliswa Kawe and Noxolo Bodlani.

Directed by Fatima Dike, Nothing but the truth is a three-cast production showing a thought-provoking story of our recent past, a historical education of Apartheid and the struggle for freedom of our people. The play is about a man coming to terms with the past by letting out every bit of resentment and hatred about the past he has been harbouring.

It is a direct play on how some experienced the TRC process as an excuse that allowed people who were guilty of crimes against humanity to go free without retribution.


For more information on the production and ticket bookings (at R40 per person), contact Artscape box office or dial-a-seat on 021 410 9867

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