Tuesday, September 19, 2006

More theatre at the Market

If you happen to visit South Africa in October 2006 and you fancy good local theatre, do not miss the play by award-winning author, Mike van Graan.

The play titled ‘Some Mother’s Sons’, comes to the Market Theatre in Johannesburg after a national tour that included five festivals and two theatres, as well as short seasons in London and The Hague.

‘Some Mothers' Sons’ features two characters, Vusi Mataboge and Braam Visser who meet in the mid-eighties when Vusi is being brutally assaulted in detention. Braam is acting as his lawyer. They become close friends and eventually, partners in a leading human rights legal firm. Then, in 2004, Braam is a victim of a violent crime and he responds in a manner that leads to his arrest. The original roles are reversed. Braam is in custody, and Vusi is there to act as his lawyer.

Two good men experience violence in an intensely personal way in very different circumstances twenty years apart. How do they react? And what are the consequences of their actions for those around them, and for themselves?

“As one of the few practicing contemporary South African playwrights able to construct morally complex and dramatically layered scripts dealing with highly controversial socio-political topics, Mike van Graan’s latest play is highly recommended,” says Brent Meersman of the Mail and Guardian newspaper.

"Some Mothers’ Sons" is directed by Jay Pather and features Wiseman Sithole and Gideon van Eeden. It is a play that will move audiences, but will also make them think about, and debate the issues raised in the play for some time afterwards.

Visit the Market Theatre website for more information contact
or email: lebogangt@markettheatre.co.za


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