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Wednesday, April 27, 2011


( Pic by Val Adamson: Christopher Mathe and Orapeleng Mongale)

Two-hander from Kimberley features in community arts festival.

The Playhouse Company’s second Community Arts Festival runs in the Playhouse Loft Theatre from May 5 to 21, 2011. The festival is geared to offer a platform for artists and arts practitioners to stage their performance works in a professional environment.

Three productions, entitled Just Don’t, Rice and Sisenga Ilala, will be featured in the festival. Each work focuses on important social issues.

Directed by Keaorata Gaokgwathe, Rice is a two-hander production, using boxes in place of props. It reflects the story of two Lerole Brothers, Karabo and Mothusimang, who tragically lose their parents in a fatal car accident. Karabo, the older brother, finds himself having to fend for both himself and his younger brother… Things get tough as their entrusted aunt turns against them, and Karabo loses his job due to nepotism.

Drawn into a downward spiral of crime, from manufacturing and distributing of pirated DVD’s and music CD’s, to drug trafficking, ATM bombings, and the betrayal of his best friend Thami, Karabo gets arrested while his younger brother perseveres through to his final year of university. Performed by Orapeleng Mongale and Christopher Mathe, this experimental theatre piece by the Atlegang Creatives theatre group won first place in the 2010 Crime Stop Festival in Mafekeng.

Rice will be performed on May 12 and 13 at 14h00 and May 14 at 12h00 and 13h00. For more information or to book, call Thubelihle on 031 369 9456 or e-mail