Sarafina! kicks off Youth Month celebrations

Sarafina! set to kick off Youth Month celebrations. Photo: Supplied

Committed Artists Theatricals in association with the Joburg Theatre, will be staging world renowned Sarafina! from 14 June to 24 June on the Mandela Stage at Joburg Theatre.

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One of South Africa’s most iconic symbols of the struggle for social and political freedom, Sarafina! was conceived and directed by Mbongeni Ngema who has written and arranged the music and lyrics with additional songs by the late Bra Hugh Masekela.

The play, which depicts students involved in the 1976 Soweto uprising, was created in June 1986 and premiered at The Market Theatre in Johannesburg in June 1987, with Leleti Khumalo in the title role as the schoolgirl activist, Sarafina!

Read: GALLERY: Joburg ushers in Africa Month

The show will be staged during Youth Month to inspire and encourage young people.

“It is befitting that South Africa’s most successful theatrical export is finally coming to the Mandela Stage at Joburg Theatre; a new generation of theatregoers will get to experience this rich musical legacy and re-ignite the belief within young people that South Africa is able to produce work that is amongst the best in the world”, said Makhaola Ndebele, Artistic Director at Joburg City Theatres.

 

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