Artscape presents a double bill of Soldaat & Satisfaction Index

Soldaat. Photo: NARDUS ENGELBRECHT

Soldaat. Photo: NARDUS ENGELBRECHT

Artscape Theatre is presenting the double bill of Soldaat & Satisfaction Index, which forms part of New Voices Programme at the Artscape Arena.

Directed by Amy Jephta, Soldaat features Ephraim Gordon and is about a 21-year-old Nadir who has taken refuge in a vandalised school building to prepare an all-out assault against a group of men terrorising his community.

As he slips deeper and deeper into becoming a soldier, a vigilante, Nadir also finds himself re-experiencing the memories of young men, like himself, who lived and died for a cause.

Satisfaction Index is designed to inspire with honesty, beauty, eclectic glamour and raise the appreciation of the wonder and positivity in individuals and communities. This enthralling work will be crafted to music that reflects contemporary African society with echoes of the religious and traditional music.

The Seven Virtues create a backdrop, on which the index is navigated. Although a non-religious work, these virtues (Chastity, Temperance, Charity, Diligence, Patience, Kindness and Humility) remain important virtues for society. Satisfaction Index is directed by Jacqueline Manyaapelo.

Both productions are part of New Voices, an Artscape Theatre Centre’s developmental programme which concentrates on promoting young theatre makers, directors and writers.

It is through this that the programme, led by the creative manager, Mandla Mbothwe, and his team, aims to restore the dignity and confidence of artists of multiple creative expression and excavate the burried stories in reclaiming their identity in the mainstream platforms in their own terms.

“As Artscape it is crucial that we recognise the variables in processes of creating a story and creating bridges of emerging productions to main stream, a bridge between promising student productions into professional platforms,” says Mandla. “It is through this that the programme aims to restore the dignity and confidence of artists of multiple creative expressions and excavate the buried stories in reclaiming their identity in the mainstream platforms and to transform their own spaces to mainstream platforms in their own terms.”

Performance dates and times:

  • Wednesday, 21 October 2015 at 19:30
  • Thursday, 22 October 2015 at 19:30
  • Friday, 23 October 2015 at 19:30
  • Saturday, 24 October 2015 at 15:00
  • Saturday, 24 October 2015 at 19:30: Final

Tickets at Box Office, Dial-a-Seat and Computicket Outlets ranging from R50 – R80.

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