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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...

POET.O.TYPE

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POET.O.TYPE

17 Jul 2014 - 20 Jul 2014

Kiri Pink Nob (KPN), in association with the Market Theatre, presents POET.O.TYPE. Written and directed by Jefferson Tshabalala, featuring Billy Langa and Mbali Malinga, follows the journey of an eager student as he contends with the varied lessons of his dynamic mentor. POET.O.TYPE explores the “Poetry in Performance” realm; a thrilling landscape within the underbelly of South Africa’s art house circles. Subjected to scrutiny, the poets negotiate this illusive and mysterious underworld, with the more urgent and conventional real world. VENUE: The Market Theatre (Barney Simon)&nb...

Spoken Freedom Festival

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Spoken Freedom Festival

03 Jul 2014 - 06 Jul 2014

The 1st Annual Spoken Freedom Festival is an exciting and energetic showcase of the best youth Spoken Word voices in South Africa. Through words, music and visuals, the four day experience will capture audiences imaginations with stories of being young woven with the challenges and the victories of living in a free South Africa 20 years of on. The Spoken Freedom Festival serves as a vivid snap shot of how Poetry and Spoken Word will shape South Africa in the next 20 years. The Festival will run from 3 – 6 July 2014 Thu: 19:30 - 22:00 Fri: 19:30 - 22:00 Sat: 14:30 - 20:30 Sun: 15:00 ...

The View

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The View

13 Jun 2014 - 29 Jun 2014

A new South African play written and directed by Philip Rademeyer presented by the Artscape Spring Drama Season. A young man sits alone in a prison cell in space, looking down at a ruined earth and dreaming of being rescued. A gatekeeper arrives with his final request: a video containing interview with various people from his life. Through a series of conversations between the boy and these people – from the driver who brought him to this prison, to his parents struggling to accept the loss of their son – The View illuminates the boy’s life and relationships and also reveals the reason ...

Missing

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Missing

04 Jun 2014 - 13 Jul 2014

Missing… is a new South African work by the multi-award winning writer, director and actor, John Kani. Missing… tells the story of an exiled comrade who returns to South Africa with his Swedish wife and engaged daughter.  Expecting to take up an illustrious new career in the newly democratic government, he finds an unexpected rival in one of his closest ex-comrades. Missing… raises several important issues faced by those who went into exile and who hoped to be recalled by the ANC to join the government and take up a new life in a now democratic South Africa.  It also rais...

Comedy Station

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Comedy Station

30 May 2014 - 30 May 2014

You loved it so much, you requested for it’s return, and now it’s back! Comedy sessions will be held every last Friday of the Month. Sifiso Nene, has selected an exciting lineup of comedians and a live DJ to deliver a side splitting evening for your enjoyment. Tickets are R100 or R120 at the door! For bookings contact Anthony Ezeoke on 0832464950 or Neo Letsogo on 0723657473

The Mother Of All Eating

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The Mother Of All Eating

14 May 2014 - 01 Jun 2014

The Market Theatre, by arrangement with DALRO (Pty) Limited, presents The Mother of all eating. Written by Zakes Mda and directed by Makhaola Siyanda Ndebele The play explores the unfortunate culture of corruption known as, eating, a culture that has become synonymous with corrupt state officials who enrich themselves by abusing government funds. Makhaola strategically uses two actors to portray the main character called “The Man”, and his conscience. The Man is a corrupt government employee who is implicated in a recent tender deal gone wrong, things unfold when the tender d...

Jittery Citizens

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Jittery Citizens

24 Apr 2014 - 24 Apr 2014

The renowned art of improvised comedy, as made famous by groups the world over, has finally hit our city with full force with a talented and fearless group of comedy & musical improvisers. Improvised comedy theatre, better known as Improv, is a form of theatre where all of what is performed is created on the spot, with little or no pre-planning. Venue: Kippies Every last Thursday of the month. Book your tickets via our Audience Development department on 011 025 0377 or 079 365 7473

The Playroom

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The Playroom

19 Apr 2014 - 04 May 2014

2013 Zwakala Festival winner,The Playroom, is the story of four mentally disturbed institutionalised patients.  Through experiences in their playroom the truth about the four is revealed. Tickets are at a standard rate of R79 for the entire season of this production. Performance times: Tuesdays to Saturdays @20h15         Sundays @15h15 This production was made possible by a grant from the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund

Pale Natives

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Pale Natives

09 Apr 2014 - 11 May 2014

The play focuses on the surviving clan of white males in South Africa, with South Africa’s imminent changeover of government as a backdrop. With typical machismo, Rabelaisian (Rabelaisian humour refers to vulgar use of bodily (scatological) sexual humour through exaggeration and suspension of disbelief, and comic humour, Slabolepszy relates the personal angst of his five forty-plus male characters facing and handling their lives, in South Africa. By poignantly combining pathos, satire and comic humour. The comic mirror Slabolepszy holds up to his audience ultimately questions the fate of p...

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