Sizwe Bansi is Alive is a new South African play that tells the story of one of the many unresolved mysteries of our wounded people, past and country. The play brings to life multiple characters from the past to interact with our contemporary politics from the perspective of a young man, on a search for his missing grandfather.
The play is by young artists responding to the inherited challenges from the past. They feel the importance and relevance of this dialogue, especially as part of a youth month, is to reflect as young people how our past has played a role in shaping our contemporary socio-politically subjective identities.
Join them on this exciting journey and be a part of their humble professional beginnings as they pay tribute to a past that deeply ties a South African youth together. This entertaining new work, which probes, reflects and opens conversation with one of South African theatre classics as a point of departure, is sure to take you on a theatrical journey of memory and engage the senses.
The play is written, produced and directed by Eliot Moleba in collaboration with the cast: Masiza Mbali, Simpho Mathenjwa and Thato Cele. After its four-day run with seven performances at space.com, the show will visit Cape Town for three weeks from 12 to 28 July, where it will run at the Theatre Arts Admin Collective. It will also enjoy a tour of the local and township schools in Cape Town.
Venue: space.com at Joburg Theatre. When: 6, 7 and 8 June (19:30); 9 June (14:00 and 18:00); 10 June (13:00 and 16:00). Tickets: R50 (R40 for students).