06/01/2016: Joburg Theatre presents Woza Albert
A play by Percy Mtwa, Mbongeni Ngema and Barney Simon, presented by arrangement with DALRO (Pty) Limited.
The satirical eighties play Woza Albert! is still a relevant story today. A schools set work in the South African GDE school curriculum. Woza Albert! is presented for the education and the development of new audiences, the theatre piece is a great tool for audience development while assisting schools with their school curriculum.
The play portrays so much truth and clarifies a simple approach to the human condition, therefore makes it relevant to South Africa. Mncedisi Shabangu and Hamilton Dhlamini play the roles of various black South Africans - a vendor, barber, domestic worker, manual labourer and soldier - receiving the news that Christ (Morena) has arrived in South Africa, where a Calvinist white elite imposes apartheid.
The two theatre veterans make it easy for an audience to relate in the new South Africa, where people are desperate for a better life despite their political freedom. The parts played by Mncedisi and Hamilton show off their skills in acting, mime, singing and dance. They also create images using a few words and actions.
The play concerns people waiting for a Morena, a Christ or saviour, to come and save them from their plight. Set in Apartheid South Africa in the 70s, the actors perform with a rich humour in spite of the hardships the characters go through.
Technical: Joburg Theatre Team
Venue: The Fridge at Joburg Theatre
Date: 05 – 19 February 2016
Time: 10:00 Tues – Friday and 20:00 Friday and Saturdays
Tickets available at www.joburgtheatre.com or 0861 670 670
R70.00 Students and Pensioners and R120.00 Evening performances
Block booking of 50+ R60.00
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