Le Journal

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Theatre
10+ (M)

Language: Eng
Director: Chris Djuma & Dintshitile Mashile
Written By: Devised by cast
Company: The Market Theatre Laboratory

Stage Manager: Mandisa Mgeyi
Cast: Boipelo Mahabane. Khanya Zibaya, Khanyisile Malatsi, Khethukhuthula Jele, Miriam Mayet, Mosehlana Mamaregane, Mpho Khobane, Ndumiso Mazibuko, Sicelo Buthelezi, Wonder Ndlovu, Violet Moeng

Where do news headlines go to die?

One moment the headline is everywhere and can’t be escaped, and then the next moment it has disappeared. Le Journal is a piece devised and performed by the Market Theatre Laboratory ensemble, which looks at the world of the neglected newsreel and the disposability of these news subjects. The play explores themes of identity, propaganda, individuality, control and agency and asks the question whether the news is used to serve or control the people?

 

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