By CityLife Arts Writer
ASKARI a riveting and invigorating political thriller will transfer to the Market Theatre after another successful season at the South African State Theatre from Thursday 20 – Sunday 23 October 2022.
Sello Maseko has a knack for crafting tightly-paced action sequences while keeping the tension throughout the show. Telling stories about freedom fighters does not begin with ASKARI for Maseko. He is the writer and director of the play Angola Camp 13, which recounts the betrayal amongst struggle heroes when in exile.
The play received eleven Naledi Award nominations and won six which included best production of musical, best director of musical and best choreography in 2020.
ASKARI is a story of freedom fighters and community activists who are turned to be deadly assassins, double agents, informers and intelligence analysts. It tells the story of men and women who infiltrated organized civic movements and student organisations for recruiting unsuspecting youth and influential leaders. This story interrogates the decisions that led to their choice of turning from community activists to mass killers. The story goes deep into the personal account of these individuals who administered pain, fear and death. These stories of betrayal, death, redemption, and forgiveness are captured through dazzling music, dance, and powerful storytelling.