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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.

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Cheers to Sara­jevo: PIC­TURE: SUP­PLIED

The cast of Stephen Christo­pher Jub­ber, Alis­tair Moul­ton Black, Aimee Mica Gold­smith and La­mar Bon­homme.

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