Play returns to Baxter after a decade

2018-11-06 06:00
Nadia Davids, front and Quanita Adams, back, pic by John GutierrezPHOTO:

Nadia Davids, front and Quanita Adams, back, pic by John GutierrezPHOTO:

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Award-winning writer and director Nadia Davids’ acclaimed play, At Her Feet, performed by celebrated theatre, film and television actress, Quanita Adams, returns to the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio, from Thursday 22 November to Saturday 8 December, for the first time in 14 years.

Written in 2002, At Her Feet evokes the experiences of four Muslim women in Cape Town whose lives are touched by the events of 9/11 and by the honour killing of a Jordanian girl. These women – a secular student, a tough-talking auntie, a Che Guevara-worshipping slam poetess, a recently married religious travel agent – narrate their lives, offering vivid, affecting, bitingly funny, deeply moving stories that speak to race, love, faith and belonging. Through monologue, song, and poetry, they offer the audience an intimate glimpse of their world.

At Her Feet was born in and out of a moment of global chaos, in those turbulent months after the terrible attacks on New York City and in the horror of the build-up to the invasion of Iraq,” explains Davids.

“I wrote the play as a response to the ways in which Muslim women were being portrayed in the media and the ways their bodies were being turned into ideological battlegrounds. I wanted to make a piece of art that reflected my experience of growing up Muslim in Cape Town – the ordinariness of it, the love, the joys, the difficulties, the complexities and to write about the women I knew. None of whom were being reflected in these veiled, mysterious figures who were suddenly everywhere, all the time. Quanita and I had known each other since high school, we’d met up again at university and we knew, instinctively, that this was a work we wanted to make together.”

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