Sizwe Banzi is Alive (working title)

Sizwe Banzi is Alive (working title)

Thu Apr 05 2012 at 08:00 pm            Add to Google CalendarAdd to calendar

  Venue : P.O.P. Art, Fox Street, Johannesburg, South Africa

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Sizwe Banzi is Alive (working title) is back again but now for its professional debut on stage at POP Art!
Through a presentational style, Masiza Mbali and Simpho Mathenjwa, brings to life a few multiple characters who will take the audience through a heartfelt story of a young man’s search for his grandfather, name and past. A definite blast from the past! by new, young, fresh and creative theatrical minds.
Join us on this EXCITING story and be a part of our humble professional beginnings as we pay tribute to a past that ties a South African people together. Even more so, come and enjoy a journey of a new work that is a reflection and a conversation with one of South African theatrical classics! This experience is guaranteed to leave all your senses enthralled and met with a theatrical delight!
Directed by : Eliot Moleba
We run from the 5 – 8 April 2012!
Thursday – 8pm Friday, 8pm Saturday, 3:30pm and 8pm Sunday.
Tickets are selling at R80 pp
We appreciate your support!
Thank you!

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Sizwe Banzi is Alive (Cape Town)

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The official poster of the show in Cape Town.
For every action there is a consequence. For every missing man there is a family living with the mystery of his disappearance. Sizwe Banzi is Alive is a new South African play that recounts a story which is one case of the many unsolved mysteries of our wounded past, people and country. We bring you a heartfelt story of a young man’s search for his grandfather, name and past. A definite blast from the past! by new, young, fresh and creative theatrical minds.
Join us on this EXCITING story and be a part of …our humble professional beginnings as we pay tribute to a past that ties a South African people together. Even more so, come and enjoy a journey of a new work that is a reflection and a conversation with one of South African theatrical classics! This experience is guaranteed to leave all your senses enthralled and met with a theatrical delight!
Performed by: Thato Cele, Masiza Mbali and Simpho Mathenjwa
Directed by: Eliot Moleba

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Sometime during our run in Cape Town we had a triple bill with Nicola Elliot’s “Keepsake Minus 3” and Kim Kerfoot’s take on Athol Fugard’s “Statements After an Arrest”

Visit the website below for more details:

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Press Release: Sizwe Banzi is Alive

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).
Bookings at www.joburgtheatre.com or www.facebook.com/spacedotcom or call  0861 670 670.

Review: Sizwe Banzi is Alive

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Masiza Mbali (left) and Simpho Mathenjwa (right) In Sizwe Banzi is Alive

 

This past week, Joburg was thrilled by an innovative performance of Sizwe Banzi is Alive.  The theatrical work, directed by Eliot Moleba boasts a cast of two immensely talented actors: Masiza Mbali and Simpho Mathenjwa. Through a startling lack of props and a bare stage, the cast effectively captures its audience as they bring to life the beautiful and equally heartbreaking tale of so many families of this country.

 South Africa is a diverse nation struggling everyday to heal the wounds of the past. It’s powerful and promising present has been starkly cut out from a painful past but how is the present defined? It’s defined by those living in it and most importantly, by their identity. Sizwe Banzi is Alive explores this concept as well as the problems and emotions arising from the struggle to find that identity. The journey undertaken in this play is not the journey of one man but rather it highlights the personal struggles of many South Africans today.

 

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Masiza Mbali and Simpho Mathenjwa



Watching this show is not a one hour experience. The story lingers with the viewer long after the show has closed. The play maintains a brilliant balance of drama, suspense and a touch of humour; truly an eye-opening experience and a pleasure to watch!

 

This review was written by Erin-Dianne Richards on the 12th of July 2012.

 

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Sizwe Banzi is Alive (JHB)

JHB
For every action there is a consequence. For every missing man there is a family living with the mystery of his disappearance. Sizwe Banzi is Alive is a new South African play that recounts a story which is one case of the many unsolved mysteries of our wounded past, people and country.

 Through a presentational style, Masiza Mbali and Simpho Mathenjwa, brings to life a few multiple characters who will take the audience through a heartfelt story of a young man’s search for his grandfather, name and past. A… definite blast from the past! by new, young, fresh and creative theatrical minds.

 Join us on this EXCITING story and be a part of our humble professional beginnings as we pay tribute to a past that ties a South African people together. Even more so, come and enjoy a journey of a new work that is a reflection and a conversation with one of South African theatrical classics! This experience is guaranteed to leave all your senses enthralled and met with a theatrical delight!

 Directed by : Eliot Moleba
Lighting design by : Benjamin Mills
After this run the show went on tour in Cape Town (and local township schools)
Reviews:
(You can find some more online)

About Eliot Moleba

This is a picture of me and some crazy people in Cameroon. It was a group of artists from around Africa last year. We meet again this October to create a new play for young audiences.

I’m a playwright, theatre-maker and director. I am very passionate about storytelling and I believe we, as people, are made up of no more than a collection of stories. They shape and influence who I was, I am and will be. It is through our stories that we remind ourselves and each other what it means to share, experience and embrace our common humanity.

Follow me on my blog/website:

eliotmoleba.com

Let’s make a new story!

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