Written and performed by Mlindeli Zondi, directed by Tsholofelo Mmbi and shadow designed by Chris van Ransburg.
The play seeks solutions about retrieving colonial impact that affects the current generation. Set in an ancient cave, now turned into a historical museum for tourist attraction, the tour guide of the museum is a descended of rightful owners of the land. If history could be written from the eyes of nature, could it be written in the same human perspective?
This production interrogates the question of genuine reality observed or truth perceived. The performance is carried out through heightened physicality, visuals, poetry and prose.
Mlindeli’s debut play was at the Soweto Theatre with theatrical play: My wife, family and my gun. He was also part of the cast of the Market Theatre’s laboratory students that won three awards at the National Arts Festival, a play directed by James Ngcobo and written by Khayelihle Dom Gumede. He has worked with Fortune Cookie, Craig Morris, Matlatsi Mkhunyana, Billy Langa and American director, Tina Johnson.
Director Tsholofelo Pauline Mmbi, who was also part of the Milk and Honey team that won three awards at the National Arts Festival, has performed as part of the 969 festival, Arts Alive Festival and at the Soweto Theatre. She has worked with acclaimed performer and director Warona Seane.
Chris van Ransburg, who does shadow puppetry in the play, is a graduate from the University of Pretoria. He received an award for best creative contribution in their drama department.
Venue: POPArt Theatre, 286 Fox St, Maboneng Precinct
Time: Thu to Sat 8pm | Sun 3.30pm
Cost: R100 – R120