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

Drama for Life project, AfriQueer, to tour Africa and Europe

Drama for Life is taking its site-specific performance project AfriQueer, created by the Drama for Life AFRICA Project, written by Tlotlego Gaogakwe and directed by Warren Nebe, on tour.

The acclaimed project, which celebrates LGBTIQ human rights and is based on an ancient creation myth of how the stars were made, will initially tour South Africa, before heading to The Netherlands, Ghana and Mozambique. Continue reading

Harold Ellis Clark’s award-winning play, ‘We Live Here’ headed to the Playhouse

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Harold Ellis Clark, the writer of ‘We Live Here’ at the Playhouse.

The International Arts Foundation Inc. of New Orleans in the United States, in association with Durban’s Playhouse Company, presenting the acclaimed stage drama, We Live Here, by the award-winning American playwright, Harold Ellis Clark.

The powerfully written work, will be staged in The Playhouse Drama Theatre from 5 to 7 May. It marks an ongoing sister-city cultural exchange between New Orleans and Durban, which aims to bridge communication and understanding between the two cities. Continue reading

Pieter-Dirk Uys set to share the story of his life on and off the stage

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Pieter-Dirk Uys will be performing his show ‘Echo of Noise’ in Pietermaritzburg.

This month sees the return of master satirist, Pieter-Dirk Uys, to the Hexagon Theatre in Golf Road, Pietermaritzburg, with two of his shows – The Echo of a Noise on Tuesday, February 21, Wednesday, February 22, Friday, February 24 and Saturday, February 25, and An Evening with Evita Bezuidenhout on Thursday, February 23 and Saturday, February 25. Uys spoke to http://www.theluvvie.com ahead of the shows. Continue reading