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Walmer Youth to perform at 2019 National Arts Festival

Jun 5, 2019
Walmer Youth to perform at 2019 National Arts Festival

Port Elizabeth - More than 40 years after the Soweto uprising, Walmer Youth is critically analyzing and reflecting on today’s legacy of those who fought for freedom in 1976, by telling the story of Sara Fina, a bright scholar from Walmer High School.

She finds herself in a predicament with no sign of getting a bursary. The last year of high school can be daunting for learners, as peer-pressure and studies mount.

Sara’s youthfulness and bravery is tested when she is forced to choose between society and a foreigner boyfriend from her school.

So What, Sara Fina!? will see almost 50 high school learners from Walmer Township take to the stage for a third time when they showcase the original play at National Arts Festival next month. Having received enthusiastic acclaim and praise for their performances at PE Opera House and Savoy Theatre in 2018, the teenagers are enthusiastic to celebrate their festival premiere this year.

This original musical production is presented by the learners of Masifunde’s Academy of Creativity under the direction of local theatre legend Xabiso Zweni (32), assisted by Sivuyile Scott Msizi (27) as musical director and Sibabalwe Ngewu (25) in charge of choreography. 

  • When:                  3, 4 and 5 July; 13:30
  • Where:                National Arts Festival, Makhanda City Hall
  • Admission:          R40 (R35 for students, pensioners and children)

For further questions or interview requests please contact.

Laura Klapper on laura@masifunde.org / 072 234 7362, or Xabiso Zweni on 071 250 4585

Pictures: Marc Herve

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