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v Thulani Mtshali’s ‘Weemen’, highlights domestic abuse but with an ending that shows an empowered victim who supported the abuser throughout his rehabilitation.
v Sello Maake Ka-Ncube’s ‘Kose Kuse Bash’, a portrayal of urban township partying and how an innocent search for fun can turn sour and lead to broken dreams and tragedy.
v Johnny Loate’s ‘Cabbage and Bullets’, which won the Windybrow Arts Festival FNB Vita Award. ‘Cabbages and Bullets’ tells the story of two unemployed ex-Mkhonto weSizwe guerrillas who feel their struggle has gone unrecognized and so they turn to alcohol, drugs and crime out of frustration. source
It is definitely clear that the theatre in South Africa is doing very well for itself and even though it went through some difficult routes, it has reached a point where it focuses on important and real issues that affects people all around and not only the funny and fun stuff.