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Bard Beyond Borders: Sizwe Banzi is Dead - LIB 100/201 APPROVED!

Bard Beyond Borders: Sizwe Banzi is Dead - LIB 100/201 APPROVED!

Date and Time

Friday, February 1, 2019
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


  • Haas Center for Performing Arts » Linn Maxwell Keller Black Box Theatre


The Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival presents

Bard Beyond Borders

SIZWE BANZI IS DEAD, from Nassau, The Bahamas

January 31, February 1 at 7:30 pm and February 2 at 2 pm

ALL PERFORMANCES Keller Black Box Theatre, Haas Center for Performing arts, GVSU Allendale campus

The production is free but reservations recommended.

About the production:

Athol Fugard’s Sizwe Banzi Is Dead , one of the most critically acclaimed productions presented in The Bahamas, was originally a featured part of the 2014 Shakespeare in Paradise Theatre Festival. This production reunites the director and his original cast members for a limited engagement as part of the Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival’s 25th Anniversary Season.

Play synopsis

Written and set in apartheid era South Africa, Sizwe Bansi Is Dead confronts the struggles faced by people of color during the time and tethers them to broader questions of identity and human worth. Set in a photography studio, the plot follows a man who comes in to have his photograph taken


“An extraordinary play with extraordinary performances by Dion Johnson and Mark Humes. Brilliantly directed by Philip Burrows. SEE THIS PLAY!”

“GO SEE THIS AMAZING PLAY.... I was in awe at the work of the director, Philip Burrows and Actors, Dion Johnson and Mark Humes... So worth seeing.”

“A masterful performance. Bravo!”
 “I saw this last night, and I LOVED it. The performances by Dion Johnson and Mark Humes were excellent under direction by Philip Burrows.”

 “A Broadway caliber production.”





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