REVIEW : OUR STORIES, OUR AFRICA
Peoples Theatre presents #OurStoriesOurAfrica an authentic African performance. Opening night was vibey and interactive. Totally crowd engaging. A definite must for the family to welcome the warmer evenings.
This production features stories and songs from all over our beautiful continent, Africa, that’s sure to warm your hearts. We loved that the audience was encouraged to participate. The best part of the show is that it shares an important lesson about the value of reading and how books are filled with fun and magic.
The amazing stars Noni Mkhonto, Travis Hornsby, Kutlwano Molepo and Luciano Zuppa put on a stellar performance sharing with the young audience an ensemble of great African stories that are particularly appealing to children. Directors Jill Girard and Keith Smith have crafted a production that will provide young minds with a greater understanding of the wonderful stories and rich heritage that exists in South Africa and beyond.
The set of Our Stories, Our Africa is set against an African landscape that transforms itself with the storyline. As the stories unfold we meet creatures who claim to be able to transform themselves into wild animals, animals who possess great wisdom, chiefs, brave warriors, and mystics as they make their way across a sun-drenched landscape, under African skies. Well-known African songs offer a musical experience the audience will love, especially the kids. The stage is filled with beautiful, handcrafted masks and puppets that allow the actors to transform into the many different animals that inhabit the land.
This is a wonderful performance you and your kids will adore. Get down to the Peoples Theatre to hear all these warm African stories and support our local arts and theatre.
WHERE – The People’s Theatre, Braamfontein, Johannesburg
COST – Tickets from R120
DATES – September 3-30 2018
Photo source: People’s Theatre
Disclaimer: I received tickets to Our Stories, Our Africa. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.