New Play 'In Slavenhuis 39' Gives Ct A New Perspective On The Stellies University Experience

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After it’s successful premiere at the annual US Toyota Woordfees in Stellenbosch, the heart-wrenching student drama, In Slavenhuis 39, is coming to Cape Town from the 10 to 14 September at Artscape Theatre. The play is set to be part of their annual Heritage Month programme this year.

In Slavenhuis 39, a US Woordfees-production with support from NATi (Nasionale Afrikaanse Teater-inisiatief) and the National Arts Council, is a story about four coloured male students that shares an apartment in Stellenbosch that use to be a slavehouse in the past. They try to reconcile their contemporary issues regarding masculinity, gangsterism, religion, racism, culture, sexuality and humanity. In their quest to understand their cultural and collective identities, they still have to navigate their individual identities. The big question that they try to unmasked is: “What is colouredness? What does is mean in an post-apartheid South-Africa?”...

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