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Thursday, October 4, 2012


Jonathan Nkala’s highly acclaimed one-man play, Cockroach, returns to the Catalina Theatre for a short run of four performances only.

Seen last year during the first xeNOTphobia festival, this wry, witty, anecdotal, autobiographical and heart-wrenching one-man show returns by public demand to present this short season.

Cockroach is a humorous biographical insight of Khumbu, a Zimbabwean refugee seeking asylum in South Africa. The production explores a myriad of topics such as childhood exuberance, cultural malpractice, love in a hate-ridden society, manhood and the physically challenging and terrifying process of leaving Zimbabwe and entering South Africa as an illegal immigrate.

Cockroach is written and performed by Jonathan Kumbulani Nkala and directed by Bo Petersen. It will run at the Catalina Theatre on Wilson’s Wharf from October 11 to 14. Tickets R60. Bookings through the Catalina box office on 031 305 6889 or visit