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Interview with Richard Jordan, Producer of “Cadre”, which is running at the Market Theatre till 14 April 2014, by Paul Tilsley of Competent Artistes.
Venue: Laager Theatre
Duration: 80 Minutes
Age Restriction: 14
Venue Laager Theatre
Season Wednesday, 20 March to Sunday 14 April 2013
Starting Times Tuesday`s to Saturday`s: 20h15
Duration 80 Minutes
The Market Theatre is proud to host the South African premiere of Cadre, written and directed by Omphile Molusi, from Wednesday, 20th March to Sunday, 14th April 2013. Inspired by the true life events of an APLA soldier during the Apartheid era, it also honours all the unsung heroes who died hoping for a better future.
Omphile Molusi has created a stage piece that will eloquently help “remind ourselves of why we fought for freedom so that we avoid history repeating itself,” as he puts it, through exploring the journey of a young South African man struggling to navigate his way through the tumultuous political landscape of apartheid. Soldering through the perils of a country consumed by war, he desperately clings to the memory of his first love and the hope of a sweet reunion.
“When I tell political stories, people always connect with the personal – it`s what gets them to the politics and they start getting the bigger picture,” said playwright Omphile Molusi. “This play reminds people that the past cannot be hidden, no matter how hard it has been. It teaches us to take care of the present, so that we don’t go back and so we can have a better future in the world.”
South African actors make up the cast, with great talents such as Lillian Tshabalala, Omphile Molusi who himself plays the lead role of Cadre, and Sello Motloung. Premiered at the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre (CST) as part of the World`s Stage Series following Molusi`s internationally acclaimed production Itsoseng, presented by CST in 2010, Cadre has also been produced by CST, with Richard Jordan Productions Ltd, in association with the Market Theatre.
An actor and playwright, Omphile Molusi has published several plays, including The Sweet Door, Ijo! Pozeng, Itsoseng and For the Right Reasons. His performance credits in the UK and South Africa include: Itsoseng, Romeo and Juliet, The Mirror, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Much Ado about Nothing, Echoes, Blurring Shine, Julius Caesar, Love of Vultures, Angel in a Blue Dress, Kasiology and Sharpeville.
Visit www.markettheatre.co.za to see scenes from Cadre or watch the Cadre Video
Booking: Computicket on 0861 915 8000, on-line at Computicket or at any Shoprite Checkers outlet
Block booking: Anthony Ezeoke or Neo Letsogo on 011 832 1641 or visit www.markettheatre.co.za
Director and Playwright Omphile Molusi
Music Director Lillian Tshabalala
Scott Davis Set and Costume Designer
Jesse Klug Lighting Designer
Matt Hawkins Fight Choreographer
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