Thursday, November 02, 2006

You Strike a Woman, You Strike a Rock

You Strike a Woman, You Strike a Rock was created out of the experiences of black women in South Africa during the 1950s.

Experiences of women to life are brought to the fore as they endure long, uncomfortable bus rides from the Transkei to Cape Town to look for work, caring for children and working in the houses of white people, while their husbands are digging for gold or looking for work in the city.

"The play is punctuated with songs, chants and rhythms and has a distinctly South African flavour", says a press release issued by the Market Theatre.

You Strike a Woman, You Strike a Rock comes to the Market Theatre from November 10 to December 3, 2006 in honour of South Africa's 16 days of activism against women and child abuse.

For more information- contact Lobogang Thobye
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