Horn of Sorrow at the SA State TheatreSA State Theatre
Nicholas Ellenbogen’s Horn of Sorrow will open at the SA State Theatre on 17 July 2012 after a successful run at the 2012 Grahamstown National Festival.
Horn of Sorrow deals with the plight of the black rhino when it was close to extinction in 1987. The audience follows the life of little Thembalethu (a black rhino) as she grows up in a game reserve dealing with the dangers that lurk in the African bush.
Bordering this game reserve is a small village. When a smooth-talking playboy, Skuwit, returns to the village to visit his wife, he brings with him the lure of money and city life sophistication. Soon his circumstances change and he falls heavily into debt - he needs quick cash, “rhino horn".
This is where Thembalethu and Skuwit's stories collide.
The cast includes Batsile Ramasodi (Vulture), Tsepo Mohlala (Skuwit), Denel Honeyball (Portuguese woman), Mandla Masilela (farm boy), Refilwe Leduka (girlfriend) and Tiego Mashabathakga (Cameo).
Horn of Sorrow was part of the 2011 Mzansi Fela Festival and was nominated for Best Designer and Best Director and Winner of the Best Production. The production will be staged at the State Theatre’s Momentum Theatre until 29 July.
Writer: Nicholas Ellenbogen
Director: Miles Petzer
Assistant Director: Calvin Ratladi
Choreographer: Thabo Rapoo
Production Coordinator: Calvin Ratladi
Graphic Designer: Enos and kutnconnect
Photographer: Nacia Kruger
Date: 12, 13, 14 and 15 July (Previews)
17 July (opening night)
Venue: Momentum Theatre
Time: Tues – Sat at 20:00, Sunday at 15:00
Tickets: R50 and R30 (students and pensioners).
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072 269 9037
Web site: http://www.statetheatre.co.za
SA State Theatre Complex, Pretoria Gauteng South Africa