The Market Theatre’s Artistic Director, James Ngcobo directs the South African premiere of Kemp Powers’ One Night in Miami.
First seen in Los Angeles in 2013, One Night in Miami is a critical reflection on different aspects of black power and historic issues that remain as relevant as ever. In a night of triumph, of shared history, of friendship four iconic black men share laughter, in-depth conversation and brotherhood. They gather to party but find themselves engulfed in a rancorous debate that evokes the dreams and aspiration of the past and challenges the audience to look at the inequalities of the present.
One of the men is a delighted Cassius Clay, newly crowned world heavyweight champion and about to convert to Islam to become Muhammad Ali. He is joined by the superstar soul singer, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown, a famous footballer player anxious to launch his movie career and finally Malcom X, a feisty political icon who was at odds with the Nation of Islam.
One Night in Miami is a piece of theatre based on the fictional retelling of a night shared by men who have left such visible footprints on their chosen careers. Featuring David Johnson, Richard Lukunku, Lemogang Tsipa, Seneliso Dladla and Sipho Zakwe.
Venue: John Kani Theatre, Market Theatre, 56 Margaret Mcingana St, Newtown
Time: Tue to Sat 8pm | Sun 3pm
Cost: R65 – R150