WAITING FOR NELSON – SOUTH AFRICAN PLAYS
A group of young actors get together to perform an historical piece about how the ancient Xhosa nation was nearly wiped out by a traitor and in the process they explore how South Africa has changed since Nelson Mandela was released from prison. Many of the youth of today feel disillusioned; that not much has changed since the new government took over and that the divide between white and black is still as strong as ever.
The play jumps from the modern day into the traditional Xhosa story and back again. WAITING FOR NELSON recently premiered at the youth arts festival at the Roodepoort theatre on the 1st of May. It was selected as and won beat drama in the festival. It will also be shown The State Theatre between the 16th and 28th if June and will be on at the market lab on the 24th of May. The play is going on stage in May 2014 at THE WITS NUNNERY.
Read more about playwright Mbasa Tsetsana
Author: Mbsasa Tsetsana
Genre: Political drama script, South African plays
Type: Full length one act play
Number of actors: Eight, 8
Ages of the actors: Young adults 20’s-30’s
Suitable for: PG 14 – language
Set: Simple – Stage with a table and chairs
Level of Difficulty: 7/10 – the energy involved in this type of play is always very high.
Cost is $8 for this award winning script.
Copyright March 2014 Mbasa Tsetsana and Off The Wall Play Publishers
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