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April 8 @ 14:30 pm - 15:50 pmR130
Originally developed with support from Absa and Aardklop
With Zoleka Helesi, Mdu Kweyama, Bongile Mantsai, Thami Mbongo, Mfundo Tshazibane and Chuma Sopotela Text and director: Lara Foot Choreography: Mdu Kweyama Music: Bongile Mantsai Producer: Baxter Theatre
Since its world premiere in 2007, Lara Foot’s Karoo Moose at last finds its way to the Klein Karoo, having scooped 15 major South African theatre awards and having received high praise by the local press and some of England’s most revered and feared theatre critics, when it was performed at the Tricycle in London. Performed in English with isiXhosa, the story takes place in a remote and impoverished village in the Karoo, where the inhabitants are struggling to survive. A young girl called Thozama ends up killing a moose. But what is the moose doing there and how did it get there? In her play Foot tackles the disintegration of the family unit and the violation of innocence endured by so many South African children. The play cleverly and creatively combines African storytelling and magical realism. “The themes of the story for me were bound up in the idea that the children in the village needed some kind of magical event to free them from abuse, neglect and poverty. Something magical was needed to break the cycle of violence.” – Lara Foot
English and Xhosa | No u/13 |R130 | 80 min | Johnny Bisschoff-saal
8 April 14:30 | 9 April 19:30 | 10 April 10:00 | 11 April 14:30