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Revisiting History

24 Jul 2015 in Uncategorised
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” Young directors take centre stage. fter almost 18 months of reno- vations, The Market Theatre is reopening its Laager Theatre with productions created by two luminaries in South Afri- cis cultural history. The Laager Theatre will reopen in July with two dynamic and award-winning young directors adapt- ing and reviving works written by Can Themba and Barney Simon. Both figures became cultural icons through their crea- tive work and its socio-political critiques of the oppressive regime of the day. Director Khayelihle Dom Gumede will be revisiting an old flame in Can Them- bis Crepuscule...

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Apartheid passion

24 Jul 2015 in Uncategorised
Related Shows: Crepuscule

The Laager Theatre at the Market Theatre complex in Johannesburg reopened on July ll with Khayelihle Dom Gumede revisiting Can Themba’s Crepuscule. The Market Theatre is known for staging struggle theatre during apartheid and con- tinues its legacy by giving fresh young talent a plat- form on which to express and showcase their, talent. Crepuscule will inspire con- versations about the current sociopolitical landscape and issues that have lingered since the days of strug- gle and protest theatre. Gumede created this play by adapting Themba’s short story Crepuscule, which is believe...

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Storie van gister ook vir nou

24 Jul 2015 in Uncategorised
Related Shows: Crepuscule

Crepuscule Laagerteater, Markteater ie gehalte van ‘n teks moet dikwels gemeet word aan die tyd waar- in dit geskryf is. En so is dit ook met die te- rugkeer van Crepuscule, ‘n stuk gegrond op ‘n kortverhaal deur Can Themba, wat nou weer op die planke in die Markteater IS. Dat Themba, skrywer en on- der meer Drum-joernalis saam met mense soos Lewis Nkosi, Nat Nakasa, Bloke Modisane en Es’kia Mphahlele, reeds in 1968 dood is, verklap dat jy hier te doen gaan kry met ‘n storie van gister, ‘n tyd wat die meeste van vandag se jonger mense nie ken nie. Tog het di...

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The Laarger Theatre opens with an SA classic

20 Jul 2015 in Uncategorised
Related Shows: Crepuscule

After almost 18 months of renovations, The Market Theatre has finally reopened its Laager Theatre - with productions created by two luminaries in South Africa’s cultural history. The Laager Theatre reopened this July with two dynamic and awardwinning young directors adapting and reviving works written by Can Themba and Barney Simon. Both figures became cultural icons through their creative work and its socio-political critiques of the oppressive regime of the day. Director Khayelihle Dom Gumede revisits an old flame in Can Themba’s ‘Crepuscule’ and Clive Mathibe will be...

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The Something Prince - Not your usual show

20 Jul 2015 in Uncategorised
Related Shows: The Something Prince

The Something Prince - not your usual show Jennifer de Klerk 07/18/2015 09:39:39 Jennifer de Klerk:  Most theatre pieces flow from beginning to end; The Something Prince moves from the outside in, delving through the layers. It is a play of connections rather than story, fragmentary scenes that build on to others, augmented by projected artworks, images and evocative music. Nothing is overt; instead the viewer is left grappling, seeking the structure that is either not there, or so understated you are forced to form your own understanding. The set is ingeniously versatile; the deep ...

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Forbidden love and collective loss

17 Jul 2015 in Uncategorised
Related Shows: The Something Prince

The Something Prince, a new work by interdisciplinary artist Sue Pam-Grant. Penned in 2014, The Something Prince is about forbidden love and collective loss as the play unpicks and unpacks the age-old mother/ son relationship in its never-ending complexity. lt stars an accomplished cast of Leila Henriques, David Butler and Dorothy Ann Gould as a stuck artist and two therapists. Through an interwoven witty web of short fragments and microscopic moments, the play travels poetically to explore the daily domestic minutiae of life alongside the larger poignant themes of our contemporary life’...

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