Blood Knot – is love color deep?
Global theatre icon Athol Fugard’s production Blood Knot will make its unmissable return to the world renowned Market Theatre stages for a limited season 15 October – 14 November 2021. Join us as we deliver this remarkable classic as part of the 45 year celebrations.
Multi award winning theatre creatives team up for the first time to bring to life this timeless production sixty years after its first premier in 1961. This highly regarded play makes its return to the Market under the directorship of the Artistic Director James Ngcobo starring multi-dimensional acting veterans Mncedisi Shabangu and Francois Jacobs.
Television dynamite actor Francois makes his long awaited return at the Market Theatre in a riveting role that will challenge him like never before.
Fugard pens the most amazing piece that tackles the theme of Brotherhood. The play is based in the suburb of Korsten in Port Elizabeth, a place packed with people who are desperately trying to find an opportunity that will offer them some hope.
We witness how the two brothers navigate the intricacies of being stuck in a place that offers them nothing but it’s squalor and the poverty they are confronted with every single moment. They are forced to dream of another reality, something else beyond. The theme of hope is very present in this play. Blood Knot has a very delicate conversation with our present realty, it poses questions about the collective journey that we have embarked on as a society, its pertinence to the contemporary landscape and how much about it is, timeless.
Blood Knot is dedicated to the memory of the great Zakes Mokae who made the role of Zacharia famous.
What will be exciting to audiences is Shabangu coming home to his first love and his interpretation of the role of Zacharia will leave audiences breathless and yearning for more riveting theatre. He has over the years mastered every role given to him across television and theatre. He will hold nothing back as he delivers a pulsating and enduring performance!
Blood Knot delves into the bone of love between brothers the kind that transcends skin color! Like all great classic plays Blood Knot is both relatable and searingly intimate!
Audiences will be treated to premium theatre production that will give them a performance that tackles race, love and brotherhood in a way they have never experience before. Catch this unmissable production for as little as R150 – Book your seats now!
PRODUCTION INFORMATION CREATIVE TEAM
Writer Athol Fugard
Director James Ngcobo
Lighting Designer Mannie Manim
Props & Set Designer Nadya Cohen
Costume Designer Noluthando Lobese
Sound Scaping & Designer Dean Pitman
Voice Coach Sipho Zakwe
Lighting implementer Luyanda Somkence
Stage Manager Zandile Mawane
Francois Jacobs as Morris
Mncedisi Shabangu as Zacharia
Age Recommendation 13
Season: Friday 15 October – Sunday 14 November 2021
Venue: Mannie Manim Theatre
Performance times: Tuesday – Saturday @19h00 and Sunday @15h15
Ticket prices: Tuesday – Thursday R90.00 Friday – Saturday R150.00 and Sunday R130.00
To make block bookings, please contact Anthony Ezeoke 011 832 1641ext 203/
083 246 4950.
For further information, interviews and images, contact:
Lusanda Zokufa, Senior Publicist
Market Theatre 011 832 1641 ext 202 or 072 367 7867