Antigone (not quite/quiet)

9 Sep 2019 - 16:30

This hard-hitting new work created by Magnet Theatre in collaboration with the CTDPS explores the nature of protest and responses to power, untangling the tragedy of our current moment in South Africa. It engages with the concept of the aftermath: the tragedy of our particular aftermath in post-1994 South Africa.

Created in 3 parts in collaboration with artists Neo Muyanga, Jennie Reznek, Faniswa Yisa, Craig Leo, Ina Wichterich and Mandisa Vundla  and a vibrant cast of young performers drawn from the CTDPS postgraduate cohort and trainees at Magnet Theatre, (recently seen in G7: Okwe-Bokhwe directed by Mandla Mbothwe), this production challenges the notions of what theatre is or might be. Heightened poetic text, vocal performance, song, physical imagery and new media combine to make this an exciting, challenging and important evening in the theatre.

“Our anger is the only weapon we trust
And so we carry it like a gun
One explosion at a time”
                             - Mandisa Vundla from Antigone (not quite/quiet)

If you would like to further engage with ideas around 'tragedy' in our context and listen to interesting conversations with the creative team of Antigone about the production, find the RETAGS (Re-imagining Tragedy from Africa and the Global South) podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-retags-podcast-the-director/id1478021009?i=1000448457308

Antigone (not quite/quiet) previews on 18 September, opens on 19 and 20 September and runs for a limited season, at the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio, until 28 September. Performances are at 7.30pm with Saturday matinees at 3pm. 

Ticket prices range from R100 to R150 and students and scholars pay R50 for matinees and R70 for evening performances.

Booking is through Webtickets or Pick n Pay stores. For discounted block or school bookings, contact Leon van Zyl on 021 680 3973, email leon.vanzyl@uct.ac.za or Nomsa Mbothwe at 021 448 3436, email nomsa@magnettheatre.co.za.

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