Lwanda Sindaphi’s KUDU is set in the year 2030. The AmaXhosa Nation has taken over the Eastern Cape in an attempt to utilise the land for their own prosperity. Meanwhile three Khoi-Coloured descendants and their aging cow are migrating to the Eastern Cape. The drama centres on their encounter with Intaba KaNdoda, a poverty-stricken community once ruled by the Khoi chief Ndoda. The Khoi-Coloured descendants, having heard stories of how chief Ndoda was killed in a land dispute, have come to reclaim what is rightfully theirs. They have arrived to take back the Land from the AmaXhosa.
“I’ve been reading a book by David Robbins called On The Bridge of Goodbye. In the book there’s this quote about genocide which I find relevant to KUDU, ‘Physical genocide that’s something that everyone knows. But what about spiritual genocide? The genocide of consciousness, of language, of culture. That’s what I want to write about: about someone who looks like his own people, but is only a shell. Inside, he is like a zombie.’ The play is about people reclaiming their own piece of land reclaiming their customs, their culture, their languages and their spirituality. It’s people fighting to be acknowledged not as extinct but as existing.” Lwanda Sindaphi
Created by Lwanda Sindaphi as he Magnet Theatre Theatremaking Internship Program with the cast of third year Magnet trainees on the Full Time Training and Job Creation Program.
Cast: Beviol Swarts, Emmanuel Ntsamba, Livie Ncanywa, Luthando Mvandaba, Lwando Magwaca, Meagan Booysen, Natasha Gana and Zizipho Quluba.
Directed by Lwanda Sindaphi
Design by Craig Leo/ Asiphe Lili
Lighting Design by Themba Stewart
Choreography by Jennie Reznek
Stage Manager Honey Mene
Production Manager: Themba Stewart
Project Manager: Zukisani Nongogo
Venue: Magnet Theatre
Dates: 1 December, 2 December, 3 December (with matinee performance on Saturday 3 December at 2pm)
Ticket Prices: R60 General Public, R40 Pensioners, Students and Scholars
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