SECRET Valley of the Great Kings opens at the Playhouse Loft Theatre this week. Written and directed by Menzi Mkhwane, the play is set in Africa during the 1400s, and tells the story of a young girl named Kgotso, who leaves her homeland in search of a new home for her newborn son.
When she arrives at her destination, a strange oracle tells her the destiny of her child; a revelation that threatens to change her entire life and possibly even the future of the continent.
Secret Valley of the Great Kings will be staged at the Playhouse Loft Theatre in Durban from September 2 to 6 at 7.30 pm. Tickets are R80 (R40 students and R20 high school pupils) at Computicket.
After each show there will be a chance to speak to the cast and its writer-director about the play.
“We will be unpacking some of the issues that relate to violence against foreign nationals,” said Mkhwane. “We will also be having schools and tertiary institutions coming over for matinees and will conduct post show discussions about the content, structure and production process of the play.”