NATi
Jong Sterre

Ikhaya Lam

With: Ayabonga Makanya and Jadene Hartley Musical director: Lulita Odendaal

A Xhosa boy is adopted by a white conservative family after his mother, who works for the Witte family, passes away. He experiences difficulties as the family puts pressure on him to adopt their traditions. On his 18th birthday, he reveals to the Witte family that he is gay. They do not accept the news and he is chased out of the house by the grandfather. The sister decides to leave home with him.

Together the boy and the sister embark on a journey, hoping to discover themselves without the pressure of misconceptions of their cultures. The play is a heightened anthology of physical and episodic performances, tying into the themes of cultural consciousness, male sexuality and friendship.

A Xhosa-seun word aangeneem deur ‘n konserwatiewe familie ná sy ma, wat vir die Witte-familie werk, sterf. Hy ervaar probleme as die familie druk op hom plaas om hul tradisies aan te neem. Op sy 18de verjaarsdag onthul hy aan die Witte-familie dat hy gay is.

Hulle aanvaar nie die nuus nie en hy word deur die oupa uit die huis gejaag. Die suster besluit om saam met hom die huis te verlaat.

Umfana wakwa Xhosa wamkelwa yintsapho egciniweyo ekhuselekileyo emva kokuba unina, osebenzela intsapho yakwa Witte, wahlulwa kukufa. Uhlangabezana neengxaki njengoko intsapho ibi beka ingcinezelo kuye ukuba amkele izithethe zawo. Ngosuku lwakhe lokuzalwa eyi-18 utyhila kwintsapho yaseWitte ukuba uyingqingili. Aba zamkelanga eziindaba waye ghxotwa ngaphandle kwendlu nguyise. Udade wa nquma ukushiya ikhaya kunye naye.

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Date:  30 April, 14:00 | 1 May, 14:00
Duration: 45 mins
Venue: Arena
Price: R95
Language: English | Afrikaans | Xhosa
Age Restriction: No under 14 (discussion of sexuality)

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