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Thursday, February 2, 2017


The Hexagon Theatre presents a 40th Anniversary Production with Mike Van Graan’s Green Man Flashing.

Trump is president and Dlamini-Zuma may be South Africa’s first female head of state. Politics have never been so frightfully exciting!

Mike Van Graan’s Green Man Flashing takes audiences back over a decade into the terrain of South Africa’s political history and yet it asks much of the same questions persistent in present day conversation.

What is the price of democracy and freedom? Should race still matter? Why do very few recognize rape as a question of power rather than one of desire? The playwright fails to answer the unrelenting questions- the story of South Africa is far too complex. And yet the narrative is a reflection of how far South Africa has come, how greatly many have sacrificed and what is yet to be confronted if we are ever to achieve national unity.

Moira Filmer, Sabelo Cele, Sibusiso Nzama, Louise Buchler and Francis Menningke are a formidable cast, gently seducing audiences into courting the complicated psyche of transforming South Africa. Ultimately, the play beckons us to search, even in the most impossible of times, to find traces of South Africa’s rainbow.

Green Man Flashing runs from February 13 to 16 at 19h00 at the Hexagon Theatre on the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Pietermaritzburg campus. Tickets R85 (R65 students & seniors) booked through email:

Block booking prices are also available for schools.