This is a not to be missed musical – which tells the much-loved classic South African story of two black journalists living in early 1950s Sophiatown, who despite the newly implemented apartheid laws restricting interracial living arrangements, invite in a Jewish female housemate.
Everyone is forced to confront the realities of life under apartheid and the shared pain that dictates their futures. The eight characters bring their dreams and hopes alive through song and comedy, and the play is rich with the original sounds of the place once dubbed the Chicago of South Africa.
Sophiatown will evoke nostalgic memories about a time and place of mythical proportions. The Market Theatre is committed to revisiting, re-imagining and highlighting works that were produced to shine a spotlight on the inequality of people of South Africa, and today such shows continue to offer hope and inspiration about the South Africa that still needs to be built.
A discussion of identity, race relations and integration ensues against the backdrop of Sophiatown’s swinging jazz scene.
Venue: The Market Theatre, Cnr Lillian Ngoyi and Miriam Makeba Street, Newtown
Runs until 14th May 2017.
Showing at 20:00, matinees on Wed and Sun at 15:00.
Contact the theatre: 011 832 1641 or visit their website here
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