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Saturday, November 9, 2019


The UKZN Drama Studies in Pietermaritzburg will present Two from November 11 to 13, 2019, at the Hexagon Studio Theatre.

Siphokasi is a young woman coming to terms with her sexuality. Shadowed by an imaginary twin; Thulisa, who died before birth, the two girls perform alone in the bedroom. Thulisa shares the bed with her mother, but when Siphokasi is around, her mother is nowhere to be seen. She is with the rest of the family, in the other room. Nothing more than the muffle of voices, the cry of a domestic argument, the blare of the television set.

Alone in their bedroom, Siphokasi and Thulisa summon the herd of elephants who hide beneath the bed. These are the elephant of the body, the elephant of love, the elephant of G -d that of Mother and the elephant of loneliness. Each elephant reveals a different aspect of story. It is through the elephants that the complexity of Thulisa’s transition from childhood to adulthood, between town and township and the world of the living and those we are forced to leave behind is unveiled.

This production will be staged in the Studio Theatre at 18h00 from November 11 to 13. Tickets R30 (free to UKZN students with a valid student card). Bookings via email: or available at the door