This deeply human story – 23 YEARS, A MONTH AND 7 DAYS – written by Nwabisa Plaatjie – is set against the backdrop of the 2015 #RhodesMustFall and #FeesMustFall movements. It is powerful, potent and in line with contentious, unresolved and ongoing socio-political issues in South African society.
23 YEARS, A MONTH AND 7 DAYS share its origins with THE FALL, the frank, collaborative theatre piece created by seven of Plaatjie’s fellow graduates. The Fall premiered to great acclaim at the Baxter last year and has since been gathering international accolades. 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. Read more here.
TICKETS: Book now for the R49 Early Bird Price before the end of the week.
WHERE: Baxter Theatre Centre, Main Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town 7700
WHEN: 13 – 24 March nightly at 7.30pm
WHAT: Performed in English, Afrikaans and isiXhosa, the play critically engages the 2015 student protests in SA, and uses the language of storytelling and physical theatre to engage with the struggles faced by woman immersed in social and political environments that are systematically violent. It is set between contemporary SA’s higher learning institutions and Potters Field, a poverty-stricken place where the citizens have lost all hope and anxiously awaits their deaths. Themes of migration and self-actualisation are explored as a young woman of humble upbringing finds her identity in conflict with her environment.
Written and Directed by Nwabisa Plaatjie. Created in collaboration with the original cast.
Cast Beviol Swartz, Aphiwe Nyezi, Livie Ncanywa, Luthando Mvandaba, Lwando Magwaca, Natasha Gana and Zizipho Quluba.
Designed by Craig Leo
Age Restriction: No under 13’s