DUT’s ‘Chronicles of Jack’ takes a wry look at the student experience

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Ace (Muzikayise Mtshali) and Jack (Sbonelo Nzuza) in a scene from ‘Chronicles of Jack’, which is at the DUT Courtyard Theatre on August 18 and 19. Photo: Supplied

A NEW play, which takes a wry look at the experiences of a young student from rural Eastern Cape, will be staged at the Durban University of Technology’s Courtyard Theatre in Durban on August 18 and 19.

Chronicles of Jack, which has been written for DUT by Mbasa Tsetsana (Waiting for Nelson), offers a new perspective of a student from a rural area adapting to city life and of being part of an urban campus in the Fees Must Fall generation. Expect plenty of social complexities, clashing ideologies and a tussle between tradition and self-discovery. Continue reading

Don’t miss Molière’s ‘Tartuffe’ at the Courtyard Theatre at DUT in Durban

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Anele Situlweni and Vuyelwa Maluleke. Photo: Dee-Ann Kaaijk

Durban audiences have the chance to catch the much-anticipated touring production of Molière’s Tartuffe coming to the Courtyard Theatre at DUT on May 25 and 26  – for day time schools and evening public performances.

The story centres on Tartuffe, a weasely swindler, disguised as a paragon of piety who manipulates his way into Orgon’s house and unleashes his lecherous reign. Continue reading

Don’t miss Welcome Msomi’s iconic play, ‘uMabatha’ at DUT’s Courtyard Theatre

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The cast of uMabatha, which is being staged at DUT’s Courtyard Theatre. Photo: Siya Meyiwa

The Durban University of Technology Department of Drama and Production Studies will present a re-interpretation of Welcome Msomi’s iconic and critically-acclaimed 1971 play, uMabatha, until 18 May .

Msomi’s play, known as known as ‘the Zulu Macbeth‘, offers a localised reading of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. It will be staged at the Courtyard Theatre, Steve Biko Road, Ritson Campus, Gate 6.  Continue reading

Double bill of ‘Waiting for Mandela’ at DUT’s Courtyard Theatre

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Sandile Mazibuko, Nosipho Mkhize, Khuleka Xulu and Mbasa Tsetsana

East London-born and Johannesburg-based actor, writer and director Mbasa Tsetsana will be bringing his award-winning production, Waiting for Nelson, to the Courtyard Theatre at the Durban University of Technology’s Department of Drama and Production Studies at 6 pm on Saturday, July 23.

This professional staging will be doubled billed with a student version of Waiting for Nelson under the direction of DUT directing student Sphephelo Dlamini. Continue reading

Double bill of edgy work by contemporary dancer, Fabrice Lambert at DUT

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Fabrice Lambert in Gravité. Photo: L’Expérience Harmaat/Alain Julien

THE French Institute of South Africa and the Alliance Française of Durban are presenting a performance by Fabrice Lambert, an internationally-acclaimed French artist who combines dance, movement, choreography, and installation.

He will be in Durban as part of his African tour where he will perform his two pieces Gravité and D’Eux #2 as a double-bill at the Courtyard Theatre at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) for one performance only, on Saturday, May 7 at 7 pm. Continue reading

Check out the original new work, Our Story, at DUT

Zimme Hadebe, Sabatha Ngcobo,Nkanyiso Shezi, Zintle Bobbi,Khethiwe Mzolo, Sfundo Maphumulo, Thembinkosi Mthembu

Zimme Hadebe, Sabatha Ngcobo,Nkanyiso Shezi, Zintle Bobbi,Khethiwe Mzolo, Sfundo Maphumulo and Thembinkosi Mthembu star in Our Story.

Durban University of Technology (DUT) presents an original new work, Our Story, a series of original, funky, poignant and funny vignettes, at the Courtyard Theatre in Durban on September 9 and 10 at 7 pm, and at the City Campus in Anton Lembede Street on September 11 and 12 from 12 noon sharp, as part of the DUT Digital Festival. Continue reading