By Viwe Tafeni
Following its unprecedented, sold-out success in 2016, The Fall returns to the Baxter Theatre’s Golden Arrow Studio during Youth Month – from 8 to 24 June at 19h00 nightly. This incredible work of theatre is a collaborative piece by seven UCT graduates and is based on their experiences of the 2015 and 2016 student fallist movements.
The play remains increasingly relevant as the discourse on decolonisation and transformation continues to take place across South Africa. This is because the work allows one to eavesdrop on the conversations that took place at the time, telling the other side of the story that many across the country might not have heard from the mainstream media. Through this play, we see the black pain that fuelled the movement, the challenges faced and the solidarity that kept them going.
Infused with humour and thoughtful insight, the vibrant cast – Ameera Conrad, Oarabile Ditsele, Tankiso Mamabolo, Thando Mangcu, Sizwesandile Mnisi, Sihle Mnqwazana and Cleo Raatus – brings to life the spirit of the movement. Their insider knowledge of the events and the manner in which it personally impacted them seeps through the scenes and resonates with the audience as they deliver their performance.
As one of the characters in the play rightly states, this will definitely be a story we tell our children for many years to come.
More information on dates, times and ticket prices for the show can be found here.