On the boards
Artscape At The Naf Artscape is presenting two of its 2016 Fleur du Cap-nominated New Voices Programme at the National Arts Festival, on from Thursday to July 9 in Grahamstown.
The productions are in (s) kin – created by Mbongeni Mtshali and Syria?, written by Faith Kinniar. In(s) kin was inspired by Mtshali’s memories of being taught English as one of only three black children at a private all-boys boarding school in the late 1980s in Natal.
Syria? is the satirical story of a bigot who tries to have a Muslim boy expelled from school for befriending her daughter. Both productions will be on in the Gymnasium from Thursday to July 3: in (s) kin is on at 6pm and Syria? at 8pm. Tickets are R80, available at www.nationalartsfestival.co.za. I Turned Away And She Was Gone Jennie Reznek’s award-winning solo play is on for a short run at the Magnet Theatre from Thursday to July 1 and then at the National Arts Festival. Neo Muyanga, who composed the original soundtrack to the production, is the featured artist at the festival this year.
This piece explores the relationships between moms and daughters. Tickets are R120. Concessions for scholars, students, seniors and groups of 10 or more at R60 a ticket. A mothers and daughters two-for-one special on Thursday. Call 021 448 3436 for details. Book at www.webtickets. co.za. Cheers To Sarajevo Written by Aimée Goldsmith and Lidija Marelic, this play which is set in the early stages of the Yugoslavian war is at Alexander Upstairs from Monday until July 8 at 7pm. It questions whether love and friendship can transcend and survive war as a South African photojournalist records a taboo love affair between a Serbian man and a Bosnian woman. Tickets are R90/ R120. Book at alexanderbar.co.za or call 021 300 1088.
The cast of Stephen Christopher Jubber, Alistair Moulton Black, Aimee Mica Goldsmith and Lamar Bonhomme.