Jaco Bouwer directs a vibrant cast in the modern theatre classic Marat/Sade at the Baxter this February and March. The cast is led by Mncedisi Shabangu, Charlton George and Tinarie van Wyk Loots.
The play is a portrayal of class struggle and human suffering. This reworked version questions the possibility of revolution today.
“While researching the work I tried to understand aspects of the play and characters … This led me to thinking about resistance in South Africa, politics and the radical artists that participated and how many of them lost their minds or died in poverty,” says Bouwer.
Marat/Sade previews at the Baxter Flipside from 23 to 27 February, opens on 28 February and runs until 25 March at 19:30. There is an age restriction of 16 years. Tickets range from R100 to R160.
Story Chido Mbambe. Photo Oscar O’Ryan.
Caption: Mncedisi Shabangu as the Marquis de Sade in Marat/Sade.
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