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In June, Youth Month, the SA State Theatre will host a feast of young people expressing themselves through drama, dance, hip hop, comedy, poetry and music. The main festival features performances of The Exhibition and Johnny Boskak is Feeling Funny.
“Exhibition” is a story of an old man who has painted his rough past as murals. The play deals with issues of abuse of a child by a mother, the impact of violence from a man to aspirant lover and the rejection of a child by his father. It is full of psychological impact, very commanding, and makes one reflect on social responsibility.
Johnny Boskak is Feeling Funny, written by the multi award-winning Greig Coetzee, is a 70-minute rap. An epic rock-poem. Coupled with Craig Morris’ unique, explosive and highly energised performance style, words and action deliver a powerful and moving tribute to lives sacriﬁced to an evil ideal. The style is unique and innovative in it’ content and the telling thereof, and as such could ﬁnd relevance in any one of the selected categories.