A troupe of young actors has defied the odds and is inspiring audiences from Cape Town with their isiXhosa production, Egoli.
Braced against patriarchal beliefs and the brutal odds of making it as performers outside of the “arts system” this team of youngsters employs passion, talent and conviction to create something out of nothing. And now they have made it to the big time.
The Ubizo Theatre Troupe’s production, Egoli, featured in the Zabalaza Theatre Festival and has been playing at Cape Town’s premier venue for the performing arts, the Baxter Theatre, for the month of August. It’s a long way from the dusty streets of their hometown.
Written and directed by Bongani Titana, Egoli is a musical theatre piece that follows one woman’s quest for her husband.
Madlamini’s search sees her leave her home and village to look for him in Egoli, the big city of Johannesburg.
The cast is made up of nine young performers whose journey started in the township of Mfuleni.
Throughout their journey, the Ubizo actors have been supported by the Ginkgo Agency, whose purpose it to create films with the hope of inspiring and spreading beautiful news in South Africa.
Their final performance is tomorrow night. Tickets to see Egoli can be bought through Computicket.
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