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

Innovative retelling of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing

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Hero (Spokazi Poswa) and Claudio (Vuyolwethu Tshambula)

An innovating telling of one of Shakespeare’s best loved comedies, Much Ado About Nothing, will be staged at the Durban University of Technology’s Courtyard Theatre in Durban from March 14 to 18, before heading off the Germany as part of an innovative global exchange/research programme to honour the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Continue reading