No Easter Sunday for Queers aims to name and emphasise the murder of queer people, specifically lesbians, as hate crimes. It emphasises how the lives of queer people are often in danger in so-called sacred and safe spaces, and asks the church and religious communities to examine their complicity in the perpetuation of hate crimes and the persecution of queer lives.
The play explores the relationship between Napo, her Father, Pastor Nkosi, and Napo’s lover, Mimi.
At the beginning of the play the two lovers are deceased and return, through the subconscious of the father, on the anniversary of their death, which coincides with Easter Sunday. The lovers return to recount their death in their own words and to insist that the church and father do not forget how and why they died.
No Easter Sunday for Queers is a continuation and adaptation of a poem by the same name, published in Collective Amnesia (2017), an award winning collection of poems by Koleka Putuma.
Venue: Market Theatre, 56 Margaret Mcingana St, Newtown, Johannesbug
Cost: R90 – R150