VUKA MACHEL (A REVOLUTIONARY COMEDY)
SUNDAY 1 NOVEMBER
STREAM STARTS 18:00
Vuka Machel is a revolutionary comedy told by two chicken thieves from Kanyamazane, just outside Nelspruit in Mpumalanga. Through the eyes of this infamous pair, the audience is taken on a journey in which Samora Machel wakes from the dead to find his wife married to Mandela and Mozambique suffering. He challenges Mandela to all sorts of fights. The biggest mistake he makes is to agree to a negotiation at the World Trade Centre where Mandela challenges him to a boxing match. Mandela is notorious for winning all his fifty fights through negotiations.
Written and directed by Market Lab alumnus Mncedisi Shabangu, and performed by Mncedisi Shabangu and Xolile Gama, the play is a funny and insightful commentary on the lives and philosophies of two of Africa’s most influential leaders. Mncedisi, who is well-known for his role as Khulekani in Rhythm City, and prolific actor Xolile use their unique brand of storytelling and rare style of physical theatre to make this play an exceptional treat.