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Youths fight crime through drama

By unknown | Mar 25, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Here are some of the productions that will be staged during the Stop Crime Drama Festival in Mmabath, North West, this weekend:

Here are some of the productions that will be staged during the Stop Crime Drama Festival in Mmabath, North West, this weekend:

lBees, by Ghetto Entertainers from Taung. The play highlights the agony of a gangster wishing to reform;

lIt is your choice is directed by Thembeni Joni for his Mmabatho-based drama group. The play is about crime and criminality in schools.

It tells of a schoolboy whose mom tries to make a living by selling vegetables, while he is attracted to a life of lawlessness;

lLerato, written by Professor Matlaopane for the Bothakga Arts and Culture Group from Zeerust.

It is about a schoolgirl who mixes with the wrong crowd and ends up peddling drugs.

lCheka Daai Ding was directed by Fitzgerald-Goeieman for his Mmabatho-based youth development club.

It is about a boy born into abject poverty. Not satisfied with the proceeds from his mother's vegetable business, he forms a gang and terrorises the community.

lBana Pele by the SweitzerRenecke-based Mamusi Arts Club.

It is directed by Mbole Moncho and deals with child theft, a disturbing societal scourge.

lEnough is Enough by the Bafokeng Arts Theatre Project from Phokeng, Rustenburg.

Directed by Thabo Kgaje, the play is about a ruthless gang led by a flamboyant, well-dressed and manipulative crime kingpin who leads an equally youthful set by peddling drugs and hijacking cars.

lSekwanele, directed by Velaphi Qankase for a Ventersdorp-based theatre outfit, is a fast-paced showcase of various criminal activities.

It speaks out strongly against crime and criminality among youngsters.

lBotlhoko-Tsebe was conceived, directed and performed by a Klerksdorp-based amateur arts and culture collective.

The play is about the plight of a community trying to deal with crime.

Guest acts include:

l Bongani Linda's Vuma-Bo!;

lDieketseng Mnisi's Thokoza;

lAlexandra Arts Group's Hang Them High;

l Township is a powerful piece that captures life; and

lThe popular Tswelelang Dance Group from Mmabatho has great dancing in store for the audience. - Victor Mecoamere


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