Theatre plays to enjoy and watch this weekend
Whether you’re a fan of theatre or not, we suggest watching these plays.
Our features writer Fundiswa Nkwanyana gives us a roundup of plays to watch in a theatre near you.
The Playhouse Company, Durban
How Long? This Gibson Kente musical drama is based on the brutal murder of a helpless grandmother who was killed by police action during the apartheid era. It’s an emotive and captivating play. It’s on until 27 May 2018.
Artscape Theatre Centre, Cape Town
My Children! My Africa! It’s based on an explosive confrontation between young black people in the township and their old-fashioned teacher. This play explores generational conflict during the apartheid era. It’s on until 2 June 2018.
Market Theatre, Johannesburg
The Train Driver. The play is inspired by a true event in which a woman pulled her three children close to her body and stepped in front of a train on the railway tracks. The play explores the horrific event that left the train driver traumatised. It’s on until 3 June 2018