Shwele Bawo 14 February – 18 March 2012 Barney Simon Theatre
Shwele Bawo looks at the juxtaposition of old traditions fighting for survival against modern ways in South Africa and the effect this has on society. Through the story of the protagonist, Dikeledi Nkabinde, told retrospectively from Dikeledi’s place of imprisonment, many themes create multiple layers for thought: identity crises among men and women; the disintegration of family structures; women and child abuse; relationships; incest; the power of the media and the inequalities in our justice system. The play reveals how these issues, ignored for far too long, have created a social time bomb of secrets and lies that threaten to destroy our society.
Tues – Sat @ 20h15, Sun @ 15h15
Ticket prices: Tues – R66, Wed & Thurs – R90, Fri & Sat – R140, Sun – R100