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A Raisin In The Sun

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A Raisin In The Sun

02 Feb 2016 - 28 Feb 2016

The Market Theatre in association with the US Embassy, SA pressents A Raisin in the Sun Venue: John Kani Theatre Season: 02 – 28 February 2016 Author: Lorraine Hansberry Director: James Ngcobo A family in Southside Chicago is going through its everyday struggles in the squalor it calls home. Walter Lee Younger, the eldest son in this family, knows that he wants far more than life has offered him and feels trapped in this whirlwind of an existence. He knows that if things don’t change, he will not be able to even catch a breath. Lorraine explores the pain of this man, and instils the p...

Master Class with Adele Blank

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Master Class with Adele Blank

22 Jan 2016 - 22 Jan 2016

The Department of Arts and Culture is conducting a Master Class with renowned Dance and Choreographer Adele Blank. Date: Friday 22 January 2016 Venue: Market Theatre Time: 09:00 - 11:00

Egoli

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Egoli

13 Jan 2016 - 31 Jan 2016

The Market Theatre, Windybrow Theatre and Department of Arts & Culture by special arrangement with DALRO present: Matsemela Manaka’s EGOLI Directed by Phala Ookeditse Phala Mentored by Makhaola Siyanda Ndebele 13 – 31 January 2016 In 2016 the iconic Market Theatre marks its 40th anniversary, and as part of the celebrations some of its most socially relevant production will be revived to entertain and challenge a new audience. The first play being restaged to mark the theatre’s achievement and highlight its role in shaping social commentary is Egoli, written by Matsemela Manaka. ...

23rd Zwakala Festival

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23rd Zwakala Festival

08 Dec 2015 - 13 Dec 2015

The Market Theatre and the Department of Arts and Culture present 23rd Zwakala Festival Made possible by the Market Theatre Laboratory, a division of the Market Theatre Foundation 08 – 13 December 2015 Free Entry Venue: The Barney Simon Theatre The annual Zwakala Festival is an event designed to encourage and highlight the work of community theatre groups and give their productions a chance to be staged professionally at the prestigious Market Theatre. This year sees a jam-packaged programme of performances drawn from various regions in Gauteng, supported by the Department of Art...

Jittery Citizens

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Jittery Citizens

29 Nov 2015 - 29 Nov 2015

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 Book your tickets via our Audience Development department on 011 025 0377 or 079 365 7473  

Poetry Overload

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Poetry Overload

29 Nov 2015 - 29 Nov 2015

Kiri Pink Nob in association with Market Theatre is proud to present the “POETRY OVERLOAD” KPN’s ‘Poetry Overload’ program continues on the last Sunday of this month, November 29, to delight audiences with a treat.  This show will feature unique South African voices presenting a variety of ‘Poetry In Performance’ works on the vast diversities that comprise the unique fabric of this country. To experience poetry as you have never encountered it before, be sure to be at the Market Theatre (Gramadoelas) on the 25th October 2015, to be dazzled beyond your e...

NewFoundLand by Neil Coppen

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NewFoundLand by Neil Coppen

27 Nov 2015 - 27 Nov 2015

The Market Theatre presents PlayRiot in partnership with the British Council Connect ZA, The Royal Court Theatre and SA-UK Seasons 2014 -2015 About the play: When Jacques and Sizwe meet for a casual sex hook-up, what is meant to be a brief exchange turns into a profound journey into shared consciousness, and an exploration into the seemingly invisible materials that exist between religion and science, medicine and faith and memory and forgetting. Coppen’s play NewFoudnLand has been described as a hallucinatory and unusual exploration of sexuality, love and loneliness in contemporary South ...

The return of Elvis Du Pisanie

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The return of Elvis Du Pisanie

24 Nov 2015 - 13 Dec 2015

The Market Theatre and Windybrow Theatre present Paul Slabolepszy’s The Return of Elvis du Pisanie Directed by Andre Odendaal Starring award winning actor Lionel Newton NB: FRIDAY 27 NOVEMBER 2015 PERFORMANCE HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE CONCERT AT THE SQUARE The Return of Elvis du Pisanie is a horrifying tale yet also a comedy of chance and closely held life-defining secrets, coupled with the underlying horror of post traumatic stress disorder in the aftermath of war. The humour runs from light and frothy to deep and dark, casting you in the shoes of the performer in a way that i...

Songs from Jazz Town

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Songs from Jazz Town

17 Nov 2015 - 20 Dec 2015

The Market Theatre and Windybrow Theatre presentsSONGS FROM JAZZTOWN NB: FRIDAY 27 NOVEMBER 2015 PERFORMANCE HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE CONCERT AT THE SQUARE Jazz lovers will be well entertained by the return of Songs From Jazztown, a musical evening celebrating great artists of the past. The production premiered in the Eastern Cape with support from the Department of Arts and Culture Touring Venture Fund, and performed in four venues chosen for their contribution to the arts in their communities. It received a great reception by tapping into the old sound that was such a hit in the 50...

Noise

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Noise

15 Nov 2015 - 06 Dec 2015

The Market Theatre and Windybrow Theatre presents NOISE Written by Alex Jones Directed by Dorothy Ann Gould NB: FRIDAY 27 NOVEMBER 2015 PERFORMANCE HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE CONCERT AT THE SQUARE Noise, a gritty and thrilling drama that has earned rave reviews overseas. As well as marking Gould’s directoral debut for the renowned Market Theatre, the play stars three young actors who have never played at the Market before - Rowlen von Gericke, Thabo Rametsi and Nokuthula Ledwaba.  Noise was first presented 20 years ago and set in a poor area of Birmingham in the UK. This ne...

THE JOHANNESBURG INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL

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THE JOHANNESBURG INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL

06 Nov 2015 - 08 Nov 2015

South Africa’s stature in the world of comedy continues its phenomenal rise with the launch of the Johannesburg International Comedy Festival, which takes place over three days from 6-8 November this year. The festival is a multi venue, multi show comedy showcase featuring local, continent at and international talent performing at the Alexander Theatre, Orbit Jazz Café, Thirteen and the Bannister Hotel in Braamfontein as well as The Market Theatre and Bassline in the Newtown precinct. With 42 comedians scheduled to take part, this will undoubtedly be one of the biggest gatherings of comed...

My Story

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My Story

06 Nov 2015 - 07 Nov 2015

A Native Rhythms Production in association with the Market Theatre My Story is a Hip Hop theater in concert production that depicts stories of Emcees that are not so born free. My Story is born of street credit, accord on mic, spoken word and crowd.Using languages that bob heads up and down because they relate.! On this day i will tell my story through the Shembe pipes and through the ethnic Sounds of iZayoni pramastofu beat boxing on gum boot rhythms of the underground. Prior to his departure for Europe early this month, Zuluboy announced that upon his return from the trip, he will be mak...

A New Song

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A New Song

28 Oct 2015 - 01 Nov 2015

Flitting between the 50s and contemporary South Africa, A New Song, is an elegy, a lament and a triumphant new work by playwright, director and poet, Napo Masheane. Set in a middle class Johannesburg suburb, we are introduced to nine women who formally eke out their existence as domestic workers, juggling the struggle, intemperate madams and motherhood. The varied backgrounds and attributes of the women forms an interesting composite that relays and represents the fate of women during a very difficult time in South Africa’s history. The singular thread that binds the differing narratives of...

POETRY OVERLOAD

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POETRY OVERLOAD

25 Oct 2015 - 25 Oct 2015

Kiri Pink Nob in association with Market Theatre is proud to present the “POETRY OVERLOAD” showcase on the 25 October 2015. KPN’s ‘Poetry Overload’ program returns to the Market Theatre on the last Sunday of this month, on October 25, to delight audiences with a treat.  This show will feature unique South African voices presenting a variety of ‘Poetry In Performance’ works on the vast diversities that comprise the unique fabric of this country. To experience poetry as you have never encountered it before, be sure to be at the Market Theatre (Gramadoela...

Jittery Citizens

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Jittery Citizens

25 Oct 2015 - 25 Oct 2015

The Jittery Citizens are South Africa’s Premiere Improvisation Troupe, a talented and fearless group of comedic and musical improvisers, bringing laughter and joy to audiences at venues across Johannesburg. Founded by Claudine Ullman and Alex Radnitz, Jittery Citizens are skilled in both long form and short form improvisation. They perform monthly in the exciting and innovative “Armando Night” at the Market Theatre, which features a celebrity guest performer. Jittery Citizens features an ever growing cast of well known South African performers including James Cairns (Dirt,...

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