TUT play Kgosi Tau looks at real life issues in a witty way

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Kgosi Tau
Kgosi Tau

Animals personifying humans will be on stage in Kgosi Tau, a cultural children’s theatre production at the Breytenbach Theatre from 18 to 25 March.

This is the first production of the year for the Tshwane University of Technology’s Department of Drama and Film (Drama).

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PERFORMANCES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

  • Saturday, 18 March at 11:00 and 15:00
  • Wednesday, 22 March at 9:30 and 12:00
  • Thursday, 23 March at 9:00 and 12:00
  • Friday, 24 March at 9:00 and 12:00
  • Saturday, 25 March at 11:00 and 15:00

The Breytenbach Theatre is situated in Gerhard Moerdyk Street, Sunnyside, Pretoria.

For more information and/or bookings, please phone the Breytenbach Theatre at 012 382 2630/082 884 8946, or send an e-mail to breytie@tut.ac.za. You can also book online at www.tut.ac.za/goto/breytie

Galeboe Moabi, lecturer and director, says she drew her inspiration for the production from the 1994 American animated epic musical film, The Lion King.

“The production addresses current affairs in our country through symbols, metaphor and rituals and will appeal to young and old. It’s full of life, fun, wittiness, music, edutainment and audience interaction,” she adds.

The story has been adapted for a stage performance and is devised in collaboration with the cast.

Xenophobia, tribalism, racism and power abuse are some of the themes that will be highlighted.

 

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