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Performed by FreeVoice Theatre

Playwright: Sindisiwe Magona // Director: Janice Honeyman

American Fullbright scholar Amy Biehl is killed in the Gugulethu township of Cape Town: it’s a senseless murder, carried out by four youths. The mother of one of them tries to make sense of it all by recounting events in an imaginary conversation with Amy’s mother. It’s a real ‘heart to heart’ communication of personal testimony in an imaginary response to this real event, showing how one unforgiving moment in an ordinary day had repercussions beyond the imaginable. Mother to Mother tells a powerfully moving story of forgiveness, reconciliation and understanding across cultures and continents.

Performer: Thembi Mtshali-Jones

Workshops: There will be a talk-back with learners after the show for 20-30 minutes.

Other Highlights

The play has performed in various theatres and festivals including the Baxter Theatre, National Arts Festival, Edinburgh Festival, Afrovibes Festival and other international festivals.

Duration: 65 minutes

Age Range: 13 years - Adult

Grades: Grade 7 - Grade 11

Language(s): English

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Technical Requirements:

A playing space of at least 6m wide x 5 deep x 8, with enough throw behind the projector screen for back projection. 1 x 9x12 projection screen and projector.

Festivals Attended/Performances at:

  • Baxter Theatre
  • National Arts Festival
  • Edinburgh Festival
  • Afrovibes Festival

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