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1949 (article first published : 2002-04-2)

Acclaimed playwright and stalwart of local theatre, Ronnie Govender, winner of a coveted Commonwealth Writer's Award and a medal from the English Academy of SA for the excellence of his writing, is to revive one of his outstanding productions, 1949.

Supported by The Umkhumbane Institute Trust, 1949 is based on the book At the Edge and other Cato Manor Stories which is a prescribed setwork for KZN matriculants for 2002 and possibly the next three years.

The production is comprised of four playlets entitled 1949; Saris, Bangles and Bees; Lala Pansi and The Incomplete Human Being.

“Through the arts we have come to learn the real stories behind Sophiatown and District 6,” reads the publicity. “It is now time to learn the story of Cato Manor. 1949 highlights an important period in history and seeks to bridge the cultural chasm by creating an awareness of our past and using this as a basis for a brighter future.”

The play was first staged in 1994 with Charles Pillai who was highly acclaimed for his performances at The Standard Bank National Arts Festival in Grahamstown and later in the Playhouse.

The 2002 version sees, local educator and former M-net presenter, Jayaloshini Naidoo replacing Charles Pillai. A seasoned performer Jayaloshini Naidoo was last seen in Dennis Schauffer's adaptation of The Collector and as the narrator in Smeetha Maharaj's Sunghursh. In this production she plays no less than 20 characters.

An entertainment package with universal appeal, 1949 is injected with powerful prose, humour and piercing wit. The production runs from April 24 to May 19. Book at Computicket. More details from The Playhouse Box office on 031 369-9444.




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