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Wednesday, April 27, 2011


(Pic by Val Adamson: Phumelela Khawula and Thami Silindana)

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.

A Julazza Theatre Arts Company production featuring seven actors, Sisenga Ilala talks about peace and reconciliation through a cultural conflict resolution system in a tribal court. Set in a small village of the Amambo Tribe under the rule of chief Colongo, the legend of peace, the play promotes and encourages communication in society.

Directed by Mbheki Mabhida, Sisenga Ilala is performed by Thami Silindana, Bonginkosi Myeza, Lindani Mthethwa, Khetha Mbatha and Phumelela Khawula.

Performances of Sisenga Ilala are on May 19 and 20 at 14h00, and May 21 at 12h00 and 15h00. For more information or to book, call Thubelihle on 031 369 9456 or e-mail