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Monday, October 9, 2017


(Scene from “Kubili 2”)

The Playhouse Company’s KZN Arts Showcase got off to a buzzing start with a warm reception seeing the first weekend of shows stage to packed houses.

The second weekend of the KZN Arts Showcase – which stages until October 21offers the following productions in the Playhouse Loft.

Life-Lines, staging on October 13 at 16h30 and October 14 at 14h30 is an ensemble piece consisting of excerpts from plays to shed light on elements of human nature. Love, forgiveness, cultural difference, loss … The piece showcases monologues, poetry, music and dance in a journey through discovery of what it means to be alive. No under 12s

Kubili 2 is contemporary dance theatre piece staging on October 13 at 19h30 and October 14 at 17h00. Kubili 2 is a double bill of dance theatre duets choreographed by Musa Hlatshwayo and performed by Mhayise Productions. Dudlu ... Dadlaza: a metaphorical journey of two black young women who navigate their identity in a society where political ideologies impose standards and expectations around their identity. DODA: an exploration of issues around black male identity and modern day and traditional masculinity in a society that is faced with the struggle of negotiating its collective political socio-political identity. No under 12s

On October 13 from 13h00, acclaimed director Clare Mortimer will be holding a Directing Master Class – one not to be missed!

Also on October 13, The Playhouse Company hosts a free Sundowner Concert featuring Durban’s Phumlani Mtiti Trio and Simthandile Mtolo from 17h30. On October 14 you can catch a FREE poetry showcase at 15h30 featuring Mbali Xulu, Siphosabanguni, Nkqubela Arosi and Kwazi Ndlangisa.

All productions, Sundowner Concerts and Poetry are FREE entry.

For theatre productions staging in the Loft Theatre, booking is essential via

The inaugural KZN Arts Showcase sees an array of drama, dance and more showcased at the Playhouse Loft Theatre every weekend in October.

A total of 10 productions will have been staged during this showcase which was created to celebrate authentic local works. This showcase has been co-curated by The Playhouse Company with K-CAP, Umsindo Theatre Projects, The University of KZN Drama Department and an independent panel, who recommended productions based on pre-set criteria. This included nominations of the best productions from their respective programmes, festivals or competitions.

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