Tyelele bounces back on stage with famous play

Television personality and seasoned actress Motshabi Tyelele is back to enchant theatre lovers with her award-winning play Shwele Bawo at the Silver Star Casino, west of Johannesburg.

Television personality and seasoned actress Motshabi Tyelele is back to enchant theatre lovers with her award-winning play Shwele Bawo at the Silver Star Casino, west of Johannesburg.

The play tells the story of one woman's fight for justice. Tyelele, who plays the lead role, is convincing as she tackles a subject that is so familiar in contemporary South Africa.

Fight for justice

The woman wants to prove that she has been abused so much by her BEE-type husband, who thinks money is all that a woman must worry about and be happy that she is getting this from him.

In the end the woman is accused of murdering her husband and charged in a court of law.

Shwele Bawo is directed by Lynne Maree.

Tyelele has made a name for herself on stage and television. For her efforts the actress has been handsomely rewarded over the years.

Tyelele was nominated for Best New South African Play, Best Set Design and Best Performance by a Lead Actress in the 2004 Naledi Awards. She won the 2004 Naledi Award for Best Performance by a Lead Actress for her outstanding role in this one-woman play.

Popularly known as Thando in the local sitcom SuburbanBliss, Sophie in Generations and Eve in Madam and Eve, Tyelele is one of the country's most beloved actresses.

"Dear friends, I will be doing my award-winning show Shwele Bawo! A Grave Injustice again. Those of you who saw it and have been asking me to bring it back. here is the opportunity now. And those of you who missed it . walala . wasala futhi! Uzo zizwela grottie!," she invites.

The play will have a limited season from August 22 to 23.

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