23 years, a month and 7 days prides itself on being contemporary, womxn led, and multilingual. This moving piece uses the language of storytelling and physical theatre to engage with the complex struggles faced by womxn immersed in social and political environments that are systematically violent. It is set between contemporary South Africa’s higher learning institutions and Potters Field, a poverty-stricken place where the citizens have lost all hope and wait anxiously for their deaths. The themes of migration and self-actualisation are explored. A young womxn, Nontyatyambo, finds conflict between her identity and her environment. She must give herself permission to take up space, to define and re-define her position and thus how she envisions her life and her society.
Performed in English, Afrikaans and isiXhosa.
Created by Nwabisa Plaatjie as part of the Magnet Theatre Theatremaking Internship Program with the cast of third year Magnet trainees on the Full Time Training and Job Creation Program.
Cast: Beviol Swartz, Emmanuel Ntsamba, Livie Ncanywa, Luthando Mvandaba, Lwando Magwaca, Meagan Booysen, Natasha Gana and Zizipho Quluba.
Director: Nwabisa Plaatjie
Design: Craig Leo
Production Manager: Themba Stewart
Project Manager: Zukisani Nongogo
Venue: Magnet Theatre
Dates: 10 November, 11 November and 12 November (with matinee performance on last day at 14:00pm)
Tickets can be booked on https://www.webtickets.co.za/events/featured/23-years-a-month-and-7-days/1465542908
Ticket Prices: R60 General Public, R30 Pensioners, Students and Scholars, R30 10+ block booking