Lwanda Sindaphi’s KUDU

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.

Ive been reading a book by David Robbins called On The Bridge of Goodbye. In the book theres this quote about genocide which I find relevant to KUDU,Physical genocide thats something that everyone knows. But what about spiritual genocide? The genocide of consciousness, of language, of culture. Thats 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. Its 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

Time: 19:30

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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