Born in the RSA pays homage to Simon

25 June 2015

To mark the 20th anniversary of the passing of theatre legend Barney Simon, the Baxter Theatre Centre, in association with the National Arts Festival, will present a revival of Born in the RSA, 30 years after its world premiere.

Devised by Barney and the original cast, the docu-drama lays bare a slice of everyday South Africa at the height of apartheid. After its first performance in 1985, the play toured to great acclaim in South Africa, England and the USA, where The New York Times applauded its "... dramatic, emotional and intellectual energy".

Directed by Thoko Ntshinga, this historic play comes to the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio from 8 July to 8 August at 7pm, following its debut at the National Arts Festival from 2 to 4 July. UCT Drama Department's exhibition about the life and work of Barney Simon will be on display in the Baxter foyer.

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