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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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Mda se stuk was ‘profeties’

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

ie opvoering van die Suid-Afrikaanse skrywer Zakes Mda se toneelstuk The Mother of All Eating is van vandag tot 1 Junie in die Markteater in Newtown, Johannesburg, to sien. Die immergroen stuk speel in die 1980’s in Lesotho of en handel oor korrupsie met regeringstenders. The Mother of All Eating fokus op ‘n karakter genaamd The Man. Hy is die hoofsekretaris van ‘n regeringsminister. The Man is in murg en been korrup en het sy magsposisie deeglik misbruik om homself to verryk. Hy is die hoofverdagte in ‘n onlangse regeringstender-ooreenkoms wat skeefgeloop het. Die oore...

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Eating the fat from public purse

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

MDA’S LOOK AT CORRUPTION STILL RELEVANT AND TOPICAL “JOIN the civil servants and become a millionaire. After all everyone is eating.” This is the message in Zakes Mda’s theatre production Mother of All Eating. Although Mother of All Eating is set in Lesotho, the play is relevant and topical. The play highlights greed among those in power. The language is clear that these people think there is nothing wrong with “eating”. The play was written long before apartheid ended but the issue of corruption is still a problem. The play shows how people in power use the...

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