Kasi Stories: Stories not often told
Director: Benjamin Bell
Writer: Lebogang Mphahlele
Cast: Lebogang Mphahlele and Thulani Mtsweni
Kasi Stories: Stories not Often Told tells the story of Xola and Thabo’s friendship. We see the two young men at different stages of their lives though the play, as the boys move further apart economically it’s their shared reality of failed fatherhood that both holds their friendship together and threatens to tear it apart. The two friends consistently come to blows about the matter, as neither of them truly understands what the other is going through. Thabo wishes he had a Dad living in his house as his mother often changes men. Xola wishes he didn’t have a father and that he and his mother were safe. Kasi Stories asks pertinent questions about the failure of the father figure in the South African context.