Inja ka Vuyo

Performed by: Isibane Drama Group

No director listed

No playwright listed

Note: This production is no longer being performed.

This production deals with HIV/AIDS and tells the story of 12 year old Vuyo, a hero with a big dream. He is the best singer in his choir and when he grows up he wants to be a choir master, perhaps even lead his own choir to participate in national competitions.  Vuyo has a obstacle between him and his goals – his father is very sick.  With homework and the extra responsibilities of caring for his father, he has no time to attend choir practice.  He deals with the teasing and bullying of other children when they find out that his father is HIV positive.  To reach his goal he will have to conquer a monster (iRhamncwa), a personification of fear and shame about HIV/AIDS.  The story is about resilience, courage and determination, about not giving up and striving for a dream.

Details

Duration:
45 minutes
Recommended Age:
No min or max grade set
Recommended Grade:
Grade 3 – Grade 7
Language(s):
English (first language) No second language listed.
Curriculum Connection:
Creative Arts, Dramatic Arts, Home/Additional Language, Life Orientation/Life Skills
Themes Covered:
Choices, Creativity, Group dynamics (peer pressure), HIV-Aids, Illness and Disease, Life skills, Poverty, Prejudice