On Saturday morning’s edition of Saturday’s Role With Reno, host Renos Spanoudes spoke to Paul Noko about Fruit at the POP Art Theatre.
Dealing delicately and sensitively with the loss of innocence, Fruit is the tale of a young girl Matlakala, who uses an indigenous game called “masikitla” to tell her story about what life is like for her growing up in the township of Diepkloof ravaged by crime and poverty. In this game she uses stones to represent the 16 characters from her neighbourhood , all whom she seamlessly portrays. At the age of 14 Matlakala receives her first doll that she names Lucy who becomes her make belief confidante. Trapped in her childhood memories she is now claiming back her innocence.
Listen to Renos’ interview with playwright Paul Noko here:
Tune in to Saturday’s Role With Reno: O Rolos Tou Savattou Me Ton Reno, Saturday mornings on The New Pan Hellenic Voice – Greek Community Radio 1422MW from 8am to 11am