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Things change and stay the same

17 Jun 2014 in Uncategorised
Related Shows: Missing

Things change and stay the same John Kani reflects on 20 years of democracy, writes Pearl Boshomane ON IT IS hard to believe that John Kam is 70 years old. Watching him perform on stage in his new work, Missing, he is as fiery and visceral as ever. Missing is a fitting follow-up to 2002’s Nothing But the Truth, the last full-length play Kani wrote prior to this production. Set in Thabo Mbeki-era South Africa (around 2000), this new play, directed by Janice Honeyman, follows Robert Khalipa, a cadre who went into exile three decades earlier. He lives in Stockholm with his Swedish wife, Ann...

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Cadre Confusion

17 Jun 2014 in Uncategorised
Related Shows: Missing

Cadre confusion HURT: JOHN KANI’S NEW PLAY EXAMINES THE PAIN OF NOT BEING VALUED - Which is more valuable family or fatherland? obert Khalipa (Kani) is arespected ANC cadre in exile, waiting for the call from Thabo Mbeki’s government (he waited in vain for Nelson Mandela to phone; it’s now the year 2000 and the dust is settling on the transition to democracy) while teaching at a Swedish university. His wife, Anna, is a well-to-do Swedish businesswoman and their daughter Ayanda is beginning her career as a doctor and is also engaged to a Swede. The fly in the ointment - other ...

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After the struggle

17 Jun 2014 in Uncategorised
Related Shows: Missing

After the Struggle John Kani’s new play examines the themes of home, belonging and identity MISSING… Market Theatre Until July 13 WHAT survives when cultures collide, ideals are tarnished and expectations fail to be met? John Kani’s answer is simple and heart-warming. The play peels like an onion, exposing layer upon layer of cultural and gender differences and expectations, touching on themes like tolerance, integrity and respect. Somewhat inevitably, it is strongly political, even ponderous at times, with Kani in a statuesque role as Robert Khalipa, an ANC leader in exile. ...

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A Night to remember for Kani

17 Jun 2014 in Uncategorised
Related Shows: Missing

A Night to Remember for Kani TUESDAY evening was a very big night for theatre icon John Kani. He went to do his usual job of acting in the Market Theatre’s Main Theatre in Jozi, but when the show ended a big surprise was in store for him. After his brilliant performance he was called onto the stage to join new Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa, US Ambassador to SA Patrick Garspard, National Arts Council CEO Annabell Lebethe and Kwanele Gumbi of the Market Theatre Foundation. Kani had just finished performing in a play written by him and directed by Janice Honeyman called Missin...

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Familiar fracas

23 May 2014 in Uncategorised
Related Shows: The Mother Of All Eating

LIFE PLAYED OUT: SHOW EXAMINES ATTITUDES AMONG PUBLIC SERVANTS This story is very familiar to South Africans in 2014. In fact, the general consensus is that “it’s just the way things are”. It is hard to fathom that Zakes Mda penned this play in 1987. The Mother Of All Eating is eerily stark in its depiction of politicians and those in power, as well as the mentality that accompanies access to wealth. One need not be employed in government or engaged in business with politicians info The Mother Of All Eating Cast: Mpho Osei-Tutu, Jerry Mntonga, Bernett Mulongo Director: Makhao...

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Mda vanjaar op jozi Book Fair

23 May 2014 in Uncategorised
Related Shows: The Mother Of All Eating

Die Suid-Afrikaanse skrywer Zakes Mda is vanjaar die amptelike gas op die sesde Jozi Book Fair (JBF). Die boekemark word vanjaar ietwat vroeer, van 26 tot 27 September, aangebied sodat studente wat met vakansie is, dit kan bywoon. Die mark verhuis ook van Museum Africa in Newtown na die Central Johannesburg College se Ellispark-kampus in Doornfontein. Mda, wat op Vryheidsdag die nasionale orde van Ikhamanga (silwer) van pres. Jacob Zuma ontvang het, is die skrywer van 21 boeke, insluitende romans soos Ways of Dying (1995), The Heart of Redness (2000), The Madonna of Excelsior (2002), The Whale...

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