Sizwe Banzi Is Dead

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The tale of a man who has the chance to reinvent himself with a different identity. Read More >

The tale of a man who has the chance to reinvent himself with a different identity.

Sizwe Banzi has to provide for his family, but he is prevented from working as his passbook contains the wrong information. When he finds a corpse at the side of the road, it offers him a way out; he could take the dead man’s papers.

Sizwe Banzi Is Dead is the second of three Statement Plays by Athol Fugard, and part of the series of ‘Township Plays’ based on the life of the urban black community in Apartheid era South Africa.

Performed in French with English surtitles.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 09/05/2007

Closing Night: 26/05/2007

Running time: 1h10

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Cast & Creative

Cast

Habib Debélé, Pitcho Womba Konga

Creative

Lighting Designer - Philippe Vialatte

Set Designer - Abdou Ouloguem

Author - Athol Fugard, John Kani, Winston Ntshona

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