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Friday, April 26, 2024



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DUT second year Drama and Production students are staging a brand new especially-created production which looks at the notion of democracy and hope. After Isimangaliso (After the Miracle), comes to the DUT Courtyard Theatre from Mon 6, Tues, 7 and Wed 8 created, devised and directed collaboratively by Drama HoD, Dr Tanya van der Walt and Senior Lecturer, Dr Tamar Meskin working with dance lecturer Mduduzi Mtshali and singing specialist Zenneth Cibane.

The production looks at South |Africa’s recent past – the hope as we transitioned into democracy, and our grave disappointments 30 years on. It explores South Africa today and considers the possibility of daring for a better future, particularly for South Africa’s youth. 

After Isimangaliso has been created by workshopping ideas with the cast. Excerpts inspired from seminal works by Antjie Krog and Athol Fugard have been incorporated into the script, as well as material sourced from the archives of the Denis Hurley Centre.

The production is part of the Challenging Indifference series looking at our indifference to democracy and social justice, hosted by the Denis Hurley Centre, Diakonia Council of Churches and DUT Drama. Challenging Indifference was the theme of the annual Good Friday Service this year, which is being further unpacked in The Bridge - the time from Good Friday on March 29 to the national elections on May 29.

Each week the Bridge provides on-line prayerful and reflective material to help people to get a theological perspective on some important topical issues.  Materials will be prepared by groups of churches around Durban and so will form a kind of virtual pilgrimage.

Show times – May 6, 7 and 8 at 18h00. Tickets R50 (R20 students) available through secretary Bawinile at 031 373 2194, email:

DUT Courtyard Theatre is situated at 51 Steve Biko Road, Musgrave, Durban. Off-road parking available.


To sign up to The Bridge send your name via What’s App to 068 765 4107.

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