The Shoe Man

Performed by: Technical Mount Productions

No director listed

No playwright listed

Growing up in rural area a young man known by his nick name “The Shoe Man” take us through a journey that may change the lives of South African youth today. He is forced to attend high school in a closest town, since he is waiting for the government to build one in his area. Passionate about completing his matric, he struggles to survive through depressions posed by children from his community and settling his fees at his multiracial school.  (The play is dedicated to the late Andile “King, Jesus” Mdletshe)


40 minutes
Recommended Age:
14 years – Adult
Recommended Grade:
Grade 9 – Grade 12
English (first language) / Zulu (second language)
Curriculum Connection:
Dramatic Arts, Life Orientation/Life Skills
Themes Covered:
Change, Choices, Group dynamics (peer pressure), Heroes, Identity, Life skills, Morality, Poverty, Self-image, Survival