Dublin Theatre Festival

Richard Jordan Productions Ltd in association with the Baxter Theatre (University of Capetown) and Pleasance
South Africa


Written and Performed by Omphile Molusi

Venue Axis: Ballymun
Date 3 Oct - 8 Oct 8.00pm
8 Oct 2.00pm
Duration 1hr 10mins (no interval)

Original Direction by Tina Johnson

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Itsoseng L

The Festival in association with axis: Ballymun is delighted to present this powerful award-winning play which tells the true story of a small township in South Africa whose inhabitants are still awaiting regeneration thirteen years after apartheid, and survival is a word on everyone’s lips.

A scathing indictment of government indifference, cynicism and incompetence in a forgotten township, Itsoseng is the gripping story of a local man whose hope of a new life is crushed with the realities of a corrupt system.

Exploring themes rarely seen on the South African stage, Molusi's impassioned story of hope has taken the world by storm since winning a host of awards including an Edinburgh Fringe First in 2008 and the 2010 US Black Alliance Theater Award.

A captioned performance will take place on Oct 7, at 8pm.

TALKING THEATRE Omphile Molusi in conversation. Oct 4, Post-show 9.10pm (approx).

"Molusi is a wonderful craftsman of both words and physical action." Irish Independent

"There is a kinetic brilliance to a performance that whirrs between the menace of hopelessness and touching sensitivity."The Irish Times

"Astonishing... Itsoseng is a cry from the heart, depicting a post-apartheid South Africa that gives the lie to the image of a happy rainbow nation" - Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

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