Gone Native

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Theatre
PG (M)

Language: English
Director: Makhaola Ndebele
Written By: Makhaola Ndebele
Choreographer: Douglas Sekete
Music Composed By: Hugh Masekela
Featured Artists: Nhlanhla Mahlangu, Ayanda Nhlangothi, Maritjie Bothma, Noxolo Dlamini, Soyiso Ndaba, Isana Maseko, Nomtha Zikalala and Micaela Peterson , Musicians: Lebogang Mokhela, Sebetsa Ezbie Moiloa, Fana Abednigo Sibongiseni Zulu, Ntokozo Zungu
Company: Joburg City Theatres

The play focuses on how two young South Africans, in the 1950s, were able to fall in love against incredible odds; and how they stood up against society, and government laws, which were against their union. It shows the power of love, the strength and resilience of youth, and complex nature of life in South Africa at that time. It gives encouragement to young South Africans today, to follow their hearts beyond political boundaries, and to persevere against all odds. It is truly a story of inspiration, love, and truth.

The production highlights the tenaciousness of South African people against an absurd political system that sort to curtail their humanity. The work itself, is performance driven, and strives for excellence through simplicity and through the affirmation of the human spirit.

ADDITIONAL CREDITS:

Producer: Lindiwe Lekasapa
Stage Manager: Emelda Khola
Lighting Designer: Mandla Mtshali
Sound Designer: Mthobisi Cele
Set and Costume Designer: Noluthando Lobese

 

 

2 Comments

  1. boissoucoryse 30 June 2018 at 10:09 am

    Interesting show ! with a very good choreography and invest actors.

  2. rainydemerson 30 June 2018 at 2:20 pm

    Incredible artistry and sensitive storytelling. Bravo!

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