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Peeling Shadows – A new play with freeky deeky mambo jumbo voodoo hoodoo mystic vibes

By CityLife Arts Writer

KWASHA!in collaboration with the Market Theatre Laboratory and the Windybrow Arts Centre will be bringing a new production calledPeeling Shadows, devised and directedby the theatre company,to the Ramolao Makhene Theatre from 30 October to 8 November.

Peeling Shadowsis the latest theatrical experience from KWASHA! This endearing play is about 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 be the key she needs to crack the case.

Peeling Shadows is inspired by the pervasive South African Urban Legends that reside in our collective consciousness. It explores the lives and importance of essential workers through myths and draws attention to how often we allow those legends and myths prevent us from connecting with each other. The production aims to open minds, wash eyes and help us all see each other for who we really are.

KWASHA! the 3rdcontinues 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.The company members aim further to create and devise cutting edge work that challenges the different perspectives of narrative in our society on a level of theatre work and thematic. By committing to crash through the glass ceiling, the company members aim to create a broader interest and access to the arts and its spaces.

KWASHA! has in the past few months created various works that were presented in the digital space for audiences to enjoy.  The company worked with Standard Bank Young Artistof the Year for theatre in 2020, Jefferson Tshabalala onSeen Pha kwa JB! Of prose, of poems, of plays.KWASHA!also embarked on a digital intercontinental play, with three continents andnine countries titled The Art of Facing Fear, by Brazilian based theatre companyOsSatyrosTeatro. The company members have recently directed 6 shows for an online festival under the theme The Fluidity of Resistance in collaboration with PoPArt centre.

Catch this intriguing murder mystery with a twist, Peeling Shadows from 30 October – 8 November 2020.

PRODUCTION INFORMATION

Creative Team

Producer                                                           Mosie Mamregane

Director                                                            Joel Leonard

Dramaturge                                                      Upile Bongco

Lighting Designer                                              Sibusiso Ndumndum

Choreographer                                                  Sboniso Thombeni

Costume Designer                                             Kwasha!

Sound Designer                                                 Wonder Ndlovu

Company Manager                                            Rudy Motseatsea

Stage Manager                                                  Sibusiso Ndumndum

Performers                                                                  

Mosie Mamregane

Sboniso Thombeni

Wonder Ndlovu

Upile Bongco

Dintshitile Mashile

Age Recommendation:       7 years

Season:                                   Friday 30, Saturday 31, Sunday 1 November 2020

                                                 Friday 6, Saturday 7, Sunday 8 November

Performance Times :           15h00 – 16h00 and 19h00 – 20h00

Venue:                                    The Ramolao Makhene

Ticket prices:     R 60.00 – R100.00

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