Weaving the spell of witchcraft at Wits

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The Wits School of Arts and Wits Theatre presents Ten Bush, written by Mncedisi Shabangu and Craig Higginson and directed by award-winning director Prince Lamla.

Ten Bush is a play about witchcraft set against the harsh realities of the South African landscape. It will run in the Downstairs Theatre at Wits from October 13 to 21. Continue reading

Blood Wedding at the Hexagon Theatre

 

“To BURN with desire and keep quiet about it is the greatest punishment we can bring on ourselves”, so says Leonardo , a former suitor, to a bride-to-be on her wedding day.

In this contemporary reimagining of the classical play, Blood Wedding, the unleashed torrent of passion and vendetta culminates in a dance of death combining music, movement, poetic storytelling, surrealism and brutal realism.

Under the direction of Tamantha Hammerschlag, the cast of postgraduate and undergraduate students of the Drama and Performance Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal Pietermaritzburg campus, is joined by professionals Ntokozo Madlala, Hazel Barnes, Marcus Henning, TQ Zondi and Mpilo Nzimande.

Federico Garcia Lorca’s Blood Wedding will be staged at the Hexagon Theatre at the UKZN Pietermaritzburg campus at 7 pm from June 7 to 11. Designs are by Peter Mitchell, music by Bernard Kisbey-Green and choreography by Paul Datlen and Pumelela Nqelenga

Tickets are R60 (R45) at http://www.webtickets.co.za. Inquiries 033 260 5537.