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Mwana Ku Chema

A Critically Acclaimed Play”Mwana KuChema” Returns to the Stage Following Successful Run At The 1s and 2s Theatre Festival.

After a resounding success at the 1s and 2s Theatre Festival in July, “Mwana KuChema”is set to captivate audiences once again as it returns to the spotlight at Market Theatre.

The play,which made its debut to widespread acclaim at the Tembisa Theatre Festival in February 2023,is an artistic masterpiece that delves into the intricate journey of self-discovery within the context of a family’s well-guarded secret.

Written and directed by the immensely talented Linda Wa Ka Shabangu.

“Mwana KuChema” is a compelling narrative that transcends time and space,interweaving the past,present,and future.

The play serves as a powerful exploration of forgiveness and the quest for healing,resonating not only within individuals but also echoing through our society,communities, and homes.

Through its poignant storytelling,”Mwana KuChema”raises thought-provoking questions about the challenges of existence in an increasingly deteriorating environment.

The play offers a searing commentary on humanity’s struggle to coexist within the confines of township life,shedding light on the fractures within family structures,the depths of self-destruction, and the enduring power of parental love and guidance in black communities.

At the heart of “Mwana KuChema”is the heart-wrenching journey of Tswarelo,a character whose path of self-destruction and eventual self-discovery grips the audience’s emotions.

The play navigates through Tswarelo’s pursuit of answers to life’s most pressing questions,all while attempting to escape the harsh realities that surround her.

“Mwana KuChema”is a theatrical experience that transcends age barriers,offering a profound reflection on the nature of townships and the crucial role of parental guidance in shaping our understanding of the world.

Audiences ranging from teenagers to adults are invited to witness this extraordinary production,which promises to leave an indelible mark on hearts and minds alike.

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Tickets are also available for purchase at or directly at the door of the Market Theatre.

Don’t miss the opportunity to experience “Mwana KuChema” live on stage.

Date: 20-23 September 2023

Venue: Market Theatre

Ticket Price: R100

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Linda Wa Ka Shabangu


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