“EXHIBITION”- written by Mxolisi Masilela
Is a story of an old man who has painted his rough past through murals. The play talks to issues of the lasting effects of abuse of a child by a mother, impact of violence from a man to aspirant lover and the rejection of a child by his father. It is full of psychological impact and very commanding, it makes you reflect on social responsibility. The play talks about silence around men abuse, it questions your contribution to the society. Exhibition is about a vicious cycle, of abuse and the impact that it leaves in one’s psyche. Different parts of a man’s psyche are depicted in this experimental masterpiece. Inner conflict, childhood problems, and questions of acceptance are amongst the prominent themes. Brilliant acting, exceptional dialogue and the effective use of dance, percussion and vocals
A compound dialogue, music, song, prose, bit of poetry, and beautiful dance movements to create, capture, and provide a glimpse into the more intimate details of an abused victor. The play allows us to go beyond the surface and explore the heart and souls for what is often called, “absence and silence” people gain insight into their frailty and pain, while imploring them to move beyond the demons that have captured their souls, and reclaim their God-given humanity. It talks about movement of the world, to the sounds that we wake up to everyday, and a bit about current politics.
In “Exhibition” we meet Mkhuseli Grootboom a 70 Old painter. Who’s full of life and with a broken past. There is a mural of his mother, a woman that only exist in Mkhuseli’s imagination, who is now a moving mural. A soft yet abusive woman, and there is a Dancer and a percussionist who are also in Mkhuseli’s imagination about his life.an African man whose song and percussions add another dimension of flavor to an already engaging drama.
Ultimately, “Exhibition” is about choices and internal conflicts. It is a reminder that individually and collectively, we each must choose daily, whether to act from a place that embraces our lower or higher selves.
Written and directed by Mxolisi Masilela
14/06/ Tue -15/06 Wed: 20h00
16/06 Thur: 20h00
17/06 Fri: 20h00
18/06 Sat: 15h00 & 20h00
Theatre: Momentum Theatre
Duration:1 hour with no interval.
Wednesday and Thursday: R80.00
Friday and Saturday: R100.00
This story is to be told during youth month and it consist of young creative minds which carries eager to show the young nation how to take charge and ownership of their talent. if young ,upcoming and emerging theatre makers can come along in numbers on the 16th June celabrating this reconciliation day watching this moving piece that will help every young adult and that teenager to identity which cornerstone of life need to be transformed and paving paths for the next generations ,fighting for the youth and its untold stories. June 16 we have 3oclock and 8oclock shows exclusively for the youth.
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