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Ketekang

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Ketekang

12 Nov 2014 - 14 Dec 2014

The Market Theatre and the U. S. Embassy present Ketekang Devised and directed by James Ngcobo 12 November – 14 December 2014 The Market Theatre unveils a brand new musical production featuring Nokukhanya Dlamini, Aubrey Poo and an array of talented musicians and dancers, to close the year with a sensational bang. Ketekang is a celebration that combines song, spoken word, theatre and dance with sentiments that unite the American and South African cultures and build new bonds between the two countries.  The piece salutes all those who endured the years when people were artificial...

THE LAST ANNIVERSARY

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THE LAST ANNIVERSARY

30 Oct 2014 - 02 Nov 2014

THE LAST ANNIVERSARY tells the story of the tribulations of an African traveller in a European airport. Whilst a suspended traveller, his emotional memory takes him back to moments in a ‘slavery past’ which are excerpts from the Meyerowitz/Hughes opera. Over that last two years the HOPES & MEMORIES project has been ongoing between performing arts groups in South Africa, France, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary co-funded by the European Union and the respective partners. After much experimentation and discovery by the partners in residencies throughout the 5 countries a new wo...

My Name is Rachel Corrie

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My Name is Rachel Corrie

28 Oct 2014 - 16 Nov 2014

The Market Theatre presents a Hearts & Eyes production of My Name is Rachel Corrie Hearts and Eyes Theatre Collective has forged its reputation with staging human stories: the real and the personal in pursuit of truth and understanding. My Name is Rachel Corrie is such a work. This production premiered at with a sold-out run at The National Arts Festival in Grahamstown last year, followed by a season at The Baxter Theatre where it was received with critical and box office acclaim. At the Fleur du Cap awards, Kate Liquorish was nominated three times, once for her supporting role in The Mis...

Have you seen Zandile

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Have you seen Zandile

08 Oct 2014 - 26 Oct 2014

Written by well known African storyteller, Gcina Mhlope. It was first performed in 1986 at The Market Theatre. The story follows the journey of a young girl called Zandile living with her grandmother. She then gets abducted from her granny’s house in Durban and taken to the Transkei by her mother, as she believes it is time for her to reap the benefits of having a girl child. Through this journey, Zandile is faced with various issues from having her periods and the myths surrounding that experience; meeting boys; friendship; marriage and also feeling the void of her grandmother’s a...

ADAPT OR FLY

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ADAPT OR FLY

01 Oct 2014 - 26 Oct 2014

Pieter-Dirk Uys started his one-man onslaught against politicians who should know better with Adapt or Dye in 1981. In October 2014 he is back on the same stage with Adapt or Fly, holding up the cracked mirror of satire to a twenty year-old democracy and using humour as his weapon of mass distraction. After successful seasons in Cape Town and Johannesburg during the last two years, and a run at the Soho Theatre in London, Uys is back with his finger on the pulse of a South Africa after an election that has already introduced the colour red into our black and white rainbow. Juju will join Evi...

Jittery Citizens

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Jittery Citizens

28 Sep 2014 - 28 Sep 2014

JOIN JITTERY CITIZENS FOR ARMANDO SUNDAY View this email in your browser “Who needs preparation and a script when you have wit?” For the first time ever, the sensation that is the Jittery Citizens’ new Armando format is taking place, not at night time, but on a Sunday afternoon. So if you’re looking for an exciting way to spend your lazy sunday, come join South Africa’s premiere improvisation troupe for an afternoon of laughs, excitement and off-the-cuff madness at the Market Theatre Lab at 3PM. Owing to the nature of Improv, every show is unique and has som...

The Bram Fischer Waltz

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The Bram Fischer Waltz

16 Sep 2014 - 05 Oct 2014

The multi-award winning play ‘The Bram Fischer Waltz” will be staged at the Market Theatre from 5 September – 5 October. Written and directed by Harry Kalmer the one man play features David Butler in the role of Fischer Although widely known as the Afrikaner Communist who saved Nelson Mandela from the gallows, very little is known about Bram Fischer the man. Fischer was a respected Senior Advocate (Queen’s Counsel) at the Johannesburg bar who chose to side with the oppressed up to the point of going underground to join the armed struggle. He was arrested on 5 November 1965 after a...

WOZOBONA ARTS BAZAAR

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WOZOBONA ARTS BAZAAR

11 Sep 2014 - 14 Sep 2014

WozoBona Arts Bazaar The past two years has seen the Newtown Cultural Precinct undergoing major developments, with the construction of a new shopping mall and corporate offices as well as the renovation of two theatres. This September, for four days only, the Market Theatre will be packing away the scaffolding and blowing off the dust to present an exciting line-up of various artistic offerings. Wozobona Arts Bazaar has arisen as a result of the Market Theatre Laboratory`s community theatre programme. The programme facilitates the mentorship and development of more than 80 community theatr...

The Dance Umbrella Festival

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The Dance Umbrella Festival

03 Sep 2014 - 04 Sep 2014

The Dance Umbrella festival will celebrate its 26th anniversary from August 31 to September 7, 2014, once again as part of the Johannesburg Arts Alive International Festival. Catch the second program right here on September 3 and 4 at 20:00. This program features Lonely Together by South African choreographer Gregory Maqoma and Roberto Olivan from Spain. This collaboration is the result of both artists staying in contact after their graduation from PARTS, Brussels. While Maqoma’s roots are strongly grounded in South Africa, equally Olivan’s interest in developing artistic work rem...

THE VOICE OF ANNE FRANK: THE PERFORMANCE

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THE VOICE OF ANNE FRANK: THE PERFORMANCE

20 Aug 2014 - 29 Aug 2014

Since its initial production in 2007, The Voice of Anne Frank has been featured at many European, African and American stages. For the titular role, Miřenka Čechová has received several prestigious awards including the Best of Fringe Amsterdam, the Outstanding Performance Award at Prague Fringe, and Top Overseas Production from the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. Critics and general audiences alike have been mesmerized by Čechová‘s stunning portrayal of Anne Frank, underpinned by an innovative combination of dance, live music and narration. The performance is a mono-drama wit...

Songs From Jazztown

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Songs From Jazztown

19 Aug 2014 - 31 Aug 2014

The Market Theatre is venturing into new territories in celebration of the Eastern Cape’s jazz giants with a vibrant new jazz compilation concert that will be hosted in five key venues in the Eastern Cape. The Touring Ventures programme is a work stream of the Department of Arts and Culture’s Mzansi Golden Economy strategy, which is designed to strengthen and grow the arts, culture and heritage sector. This programme has been established to ensure that existing exhibitions, fairs, shows and performances are supported to tour domestically and internationally. The tours will cover remote...

CONNECTION TO HOME

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CONNECTION TO HOME

14 Aug 2014 - 14 Aug 2014

FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY! Connection to Home is a collection of poems and literature by legendary South African writers. This piece was carefully sewn together to create a performance extravaganza that speaks to the life of South Africans who took it upon themselves to carry the cross of the struggle by going into exile to fight for the country. In memory of ‘Basie’ Sydney Mabusela and all South African war veterans who gave their lives in exile to see the country emancipated from the tight-gripped hands of apartheid.  Workshopped and choreographed by Moving Into Dance Mophatong dance co...

Jittery Citizens

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Jittery Citizens

31 Jul 2014 - 31 Jul 2014

MEET THE CITIZENS We have an all-star cast of Jittery Citizens performing in tomorrow’s show at the Market Theatre, including our special celebrity guest, Bevan Cullinan. Click on the image to learn more about them! Who is Bevan Cullinan? Bevan Cullinan is a stand-up comic, actor and director. Trained as a physical comedian as well as completing his honours in Twentieth Century Clowning at Rhodes University, he went on to spend the following ten years honing his superb sense of comedic timing as one of South Africa’s premiere stand-up comedians. His latest project, Hammerhead...

The Shadow of the Hummingbird

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The Shadow of the Hummingbird

30 Jul 2014 - 17 Aug 2014

The Market Theatre in association with the Windybrow Theatre presents an Eric Abraham and Fugard Theatre production of The Shadow of the Humming Bird Athol Fugard, who returns to the stage this year after an absence of 15 years, plays opposite Marviantos Baker in this intimate, delicate two-hander. In The Shadow of the Hummingbird, Fugard takes on the role of Oupa, a retired South African teacher living in self-imposed exile in Southern California, and is joined onstage by Baker, playing his grandson, Boba. During the course of one afternoon spent together, Oupa and Boba leap across a gener...

JOE BARBER VI - LIFE

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JOE BARBER VI - LIFE

25 Jul 2014 - 24 Aug 2014

Joe Barber CC in association with The Market Theatre presents JOE BARBER VI - LIFE Celebrating 15 years 25 July - 24 August 2014 Cape Town comedy legends David Isaacs and Oscar Petersen are ready to take you on another crazy journey into the heart of their community with a new production Joe Barber VI - Life. This mockumentary-styled episode, which also uses filmed sequences, takes a humorous look at life and leadership in the community as the characters compete for recognition and glory. At the heart of the story, the new head of the neighbourhood watch, Boeta Gamat experiences the...

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