A play written by Fleur du Cap nominee, UCT graduate, playwright and director, Nwabisa Plaatjie. Using the language of physical theatre and storytelling it critically engages the 2015 student movement – a contentious issue still continuously unfolding in the South African narrative. Plaatjie graduated in 2015 and the play was written in direct response to her experience of her final year as a student. Performed in English, Afrikaans and isiXhosa, 23 Years, a month and 7 days shares its origins with The Fall, the frank collaborative theatre piece created by seven of Plaatjie’s fellow graduates and which premiered to great acclaim at the Baxter last year. But where The Fall represents the experience of the collective, 23 Years tells of the individual. It introduces themes of migration and self-actualisation to the one of mass student movement and youth-led revolution.
Written and Directed by Nwabisa Plaatjie.
Created in collaboration with the original cast.
Cast: Beviol Swartz, Emmanuel Ntsamba, Livie Ncanywa, Luthando Mvandaba, Lwando Magwaca, Natasha Gana, Inge Isaacs and Zizipho Quluba.
Design by Craig Leo.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 19:30 to Friday, March 23, 2018 - 19:30