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Mama Africa Theatre Company - Memories of the Struggle

Memories of the Struggle - Mama Africa Theatre CompanyFrom South Africa

A spirited message of courage and hope from the streets of Soweto

The youth of Kliptown have got something to say. "We want to show people that even though we might be living in shacks, that doesn't mean that our minds are shacks; we are intelligent and we are using our talents."

Performed by the Mama Africa Theatre Company, Memories of the Struggle tells the history of South Africa through the eyes of the people of Kliptown. Along the way audiences are introduced to a series of characters who play out their stories with song, dance and humour, using a wildly creative mix of props, puppets and found objects to tell their tales. This highly inventive, stirring and energetic play is performed in a mixture of languages, but its message is crystal clear for all to understand.

The Mama Africa Theatre Company was started in 2002. Most of the members are from the Soweto Kliptown Youth Group, an organisation that assists disadvantaged youngsters by offering educational support and an introduction to cultural activities such as dancing and craft-work.

Presented with the assistance of the South African Government. With thanks to the French Institute of South Africa, to the Association Francaise d’Action Artistique (A.F.A.A) and to TV.5.

Date: 21 - 25 March
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Alexandra Gardens, Central Lawn

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