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PEELING SHADOWS

Quaz | Nov 6th, 2020 | poetry seen | No Comments

Peeling Shadows is the latest theatrical experience from Kwasha! Theatre Company, and the first production with an audience since the COVID-19 pandemic to be staged at the Market Theatre, running from October 31 to November 8 2020.

About Peeling Shadows:

South Africa like many parts of the world has its own urban legends that reside in our collective consciousness, from “Pinky Pinky” to “Waar Is My Kop”. These legends slant on a sort of shadow world from where these mythical creatures spawn, and there are often plenty tales that speak to how these creatures became. Peeling Shadows is cloaked in one such a tale.

 Helping to explorethe inner child in the audience, the play takes a fictional route through caricature, mime, and movement to tell a story of a detective named Pamela, on a quest to solve an investigation regarding three missing fraudsters. As the case turns cold, she encounters a mysterious young girl named Boang, wandering the streets alone. Little does Pamela know that Boang may just potentially be the key she needs to crack this case. Delving into the lives and importance of essential workers through myths, this theatrical visual illustration aims to open minds, wash eyes and help us all see each other for who we really are.

About Kwasha! Theatre Company

Launched in 2018 by the Market Theatre Laboratory and the Windybrow Arts Centre, Kwasha! Theatre Company serves as a bridge between graduates’ education and their professional careers. It provides guaranteed employment as a performer/theatre-maker for ten months and offers the opportunity to gain professional work experience and the space to learn and practice business skills.

In its third year, the Company has achieved its goals despite the pandemics through a programme of exciting and varied creative projects and collaborations, which include “Seen Phakwa JB! Of prose, of poems, of plays” by the 2020 Standard Bank Young Artist for theatre 2020, Jefferson Tshabalala; “The art of facing fear” by Brazilian based OsSatyrosteatro in Sao Paulo, a digital intercontinental play, with three continents, 9 countries; “The Fluidity of Resistance” in collaboration with PoPArtcentre. The company members have recently directed 6 shows for an online festival.

KWASHA! The 3rd will continue to thrive in making work that is bold in confronting our current socio-economic environment, work that dares South Africans, in particular, to dream past their current realities.

Venue: RamolaoMakhene Theatre. Market Theatre Square.

Remaining dates and times: 6, 7 November (7pm), 8 November (3pm)

Tickets are available at https://markettheatre.co.za/ and webtickets.

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