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Eager Artists in association with Stable Theatre will present Albert Luthuli – Let My People Go from 1 – 8 June 2012.
A musical based on a book written by Luthuli himself, Let My People Go is an historical and powerful story told through multimedia, music, song and vibrant dance. Running from 1 to 8 June, the production is based on the life of Albert Luthuli. It has been adapted from Luthuli’s novel and directed by Jerry Pooe with choreography by Reggie Densta and music composition by the cast.
This is a vibrant musical journey which is flavoured with humour while delivering a number of serious moments from events that took place in the apartheid era in South Africa. Pooe has ensured that the production serves as a history lesson to the youth and a reminder to those who lived through those years of where we have come from as South Africans.
Pooe has managed to highlight historical events in the life of Albert Luthuli as well as his contribution in the struggle for freedom during the apartheid regime.
The year 2012 is declared a Year of Heritage, a year to celebrate our struggle heroes and heroines, our culture, our history and 100 years of the liberation struggle. This is what prompted Eager Artists to celebrate South Africa’s heroes during this year of the centenary celebrations.
Currently showing at Windybrow Theatre in Johannesburg, Let My People Go has performed to audiences of all races, ages and cultures and the response has been highly supportive. This response has generated moving the production to Durban.
This is an invitation to witness a journey of a man who was not only a freedom fighter and a leader but was also a teacher, a family man, a preacher, a president of the ANC, a unionist and a Nobel Peace Prize winner.
Ntando Mncube (25) plays Chief Albert Luthuli. Having graduated in Drama at Durban University of Technology, he still manages to boast his sheer natural talent as a born leader himself. He is supported by the well-known Eager Artists’ twins, Musawenkosi and Bongumusa Shabalala, who play the Priest and Postman. As Nokukhanya Luthuli, Chief Albert’s wife, Thandeka Mdlalose represents the strong black woman supporting her freedom fighter husband. Stella Zuma as Lillian Ngoyi represents the women directly involved in the struggle. The rest of the cast is made up of Eager Artists’ members who represent the different men and women living in those times.
A mere R50 earns you a live experience of Let My People Go, opening at Stable Theatre on 1 June closing on 8 June 2012 with shows at 15h00 and 18h00. School shows will be held from 4 to 8 June at 10h00 and 12h00 throughout the week.
Let My People Go highlights events in which some of our heroes made history in the quest for freedom. Be sure not to miss out.
For bookings, inquiries and directions contact Khethiwe on 072 462 1603.
Interviews and photos available on request
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