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Thursday, October 18, 2012


(Thabiso Radebe)

High Heels with Balls, Thabiso Radebe’s emotionally-touching one hander about tolerance, comes to the Catalina Theatre from October 25 for a short season.

This honest, tender and original play about homosexuality, tolerance, acceptance and human rights received great applause in Durban when it was performed at the DUT Art Gallery and KZNSA Art Gallery.

Talented actor Thabiso Radebe plays a young man, Asiphe. Through dance and poetry, we are told of his tender and tragic story concerning violence, austerity and physical determination to shatter the false reality that surrounds the ideas of homosexuality. We are taken through his hopes and dreams as young gay man in South Africa and the cultural challenges he faces every day.

Inspiring and entertaining, High Heels with Balls is an important story to be telling at a time when being “other” often means being shunned, violated and victimised. It reminds us of the need to find a commonality and acceptance in navigating a way forward to overcome differences.

Created and directed by Thabiso Radebe, High Heels with Balls runs from October 25 to November 4 at 20h00 at Catalina Theatre, Wilson’s Wharf. Tickets R60 booked through Catalina Box Office on 031 305 6889 or visit