An imaginative reconstruction of a story about journalists who manage to obtain permission for a white Jewish woman to move in, despite apartheid legislation. Despite the violence and poverty, Sophiatown was a legendary black cultural hub and the epicentre of politics, jazz and blues. It symbolised a society that allowed freedom of action, association and expression undivided by race or colour.
This community produced some of South Africa’s most famous musicians, artists, writers, journalists and politicians as urban African culture formed here during the repressive 1940s and 1950.
The play is interspersed with Acappella harmony original songs from the period about Sophiatown, or Kofifi as it was fondly known.
Venue: Mandela Theatre at Joburg Theatre, 163 Civic Boulevard, Braamfontein, Johannesburg