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Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Imbiza Performing Arts presents Those of Fame, a one hander written and directed by Mpumy Ndlovu, which speaks through music, contemporary dance, monologue and poetry.

Those of Fame takes audiences on a journey of a young woman named Zodumo (played by Mpumy Ndlovu) from the dusty streets of Umlazi who dares to be an actress in a world where acting is seen as a hobby rather than a career.

Zodumo's love for acting is motivated by the beautiful stories her late grandmother used to tell her when she was a child, so much so that Zodumo herself wanted to tell these stories to people all over the world and perform the dance moves she received from her ancestors through her dreams.

Zodumo's parents are against her career choice. Her mother wants her to be a doctor and her father wants her to be a judge so she can be financially stable as she grows. This makes Zodumo question the role played by arts and artists during the times of Apartheid if even today Artists don't have financial stability and freedom.

Zodumo introduces us to the world of Art where females are sexually harassed and used and most artists (male and females) are financially exploited. This heart-warming piece ends with a hope of a better future where Arts and Artists are respected, a magical world of creativity, artistry and passion. Those of Fame is aimed at educating young people (especially those in their High School and Varsity years) about what the performance arts industry is all about and motivating them to never be afraid to dream big. no matter what their background may look like. Mpumy Ndlovu tells a pure story of faith and courage.

Those of Fame runs at Catalina Theatre, Wilson’s Wharf from July 21 to 25 at 11h00.Tickets R50 (R40 pp for block booking of 10 people or more) booked through Computicket or Catalina Theatre on 031 837 5999 or e-mail:

For more information on Imbiza Performing Arts, contact Mpumy Ndlovu on 083 764 3177, e-mail: