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Friday, September 26, 2014


Two Durban writers have decided to work in tangent with their two exhilarating, emotionally-driven plays Twirling Skirt and Me. Arriving at the realisation that these plays both cover women issues, with Twirling Skirt based on childhood and adolescence, whilst Me touches on women ventures in adulthood, the writers decided to create a double bill in order to have one full production on women issues.

Me and Twirling Skirt are respectively written and directed by two of Durban’s theatre practitioners Musawenkosi Ntuli and Zama Msibi who are two dominant young ground-breaking directors and have won numerous awards. The mission of this production is to draw attention to women’s stories and struggles that are overlooked in the modern era.

The plays have two visions. Firstly, to tell a story and draw attention to the beauty of women in all avenues. Secondly, to expose and give a platform for young writers and directors to be recognised by the work they produce.

Dominant and also peculiar artistic techniques are met as these stories are told through the use of humour, sarcasm, movement, dance, music and the use of chorio-poems. They are very colourful, emotional with a large touch of post-modernism and they touch on issues which are relevant today.

Me and Twirling Skirt will have three performances at Catalina Theatre on September 26 and 27 at 19h00 and on September 28 at 15h00. Tickets R60 booked at Computicket.