Electrifying musical will touch your heart

LIMPOPO theatre lovers have an opportunity to see an enlightening musical calledMy Pride. The innovative production will touch many hearts and minds because it deals with a subject close to many of us.

LIMPOPO theatre lovers have an opportunity to see an enlightening musical calledMy Pride. The innovative production will touch many hearts and minds because it deals with a subject close to many of us.

Written and directed by well-known playwright Paul Rapetsoa, Thobela FM's former head of drama, My Prideis running at a number of venues.

"My Pride is an electrifying musical that focuses on people living with disabilities. It is about their daily experiences, challenges and motivation.

The production's dominant message is that disability is not incapability. It features a live band, dancers, actors and musicians, some of whom live with disabilities, Rapetsoa said.

"This is the time to wake up and realise that we are all disabled. The only difference is the type and degree of our disabilities. Some of us are physically disabled while others are consciously disabled," he said.

Written by Paul Rapetsoa and directed by Matome Rapetsoa, the choreography is by James "Fihli" Malatji.

It is in English with good doses of Setswana and Sepedi. The play has been jointly produced by Thobela FM in partnership with Mahuma Arts & Communications to mark the station's 49th anniversary.

My Pride will be doing a Goodbye road show today at the Library Gardens Auditorium in Polokwane, tomorrow at Lebowakgomo Civic Centre, on Saturday at Phosphate Recreational Hall at Namakgale in Phalaborwa and on Sunday at Lenyenye Lutheran Church in Tzaneen. The shows start at 7pm and tickets are R35.

The Pride will raise funds for the Thobela FM Help-A- Child Campaign (Caring for Children Living with Disabilities).

The play will also be staged at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival from July 9 to 11.

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