Double bill of plays

A double bill of one act plays by two youth theatre groups, the Black Ink Movement from Dunoon and The Kamvalethu Youth Club from Joe Slovo, will be staged on Saturday May 5 at the Milnerton Playhouse in Pienaar Road.

The Milnerton Players are providing the groups with a venue and technical support to give them the opportunity to showcase their work.

Black Ink Movement has performed at the Playhouse twice previously at social evenings and will be performing Lulo. Written and directed by Islor Ka Haas and performed by Odwa Ramba, both founder members of the group, the play explores the many questions of love through a young man’s eyes: “Does true love still exist? Will I be able to love again? What wrong did my children do to deserve this?”

Struggling to deal with the hurt, he decides to take a tragic path but does he succeed? The second play, Monopolize by the Kamvalethu Youth Club, is written and directed by Sixolise Sophazi, and has a cast of seven. Set in the 18th century, it chronicles the trials of Abdi Hussen, kidnapped from his country Adjumako (Ghana) in the village of Nzulezo and enslaved in 1770.

Sold to a plantation owner on the Island of Grenada in the Caribbean, he is purchased by a new master, Alexander Campbell, and taken to the Southern States of America. He tries by all means to escape to come back to his people and family but encounters many difficulties.

The first performance starts at 7pm. Tickets cost R40 each. Seating is unreserved. Email or call 082 267 1061 to book and for more information.