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Bard Beyond Borders: Sizwe Banzi is Dead - LIB 100/201 APPROVED!
Date and TimeFriday, 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.
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
REVIEWS OF THE ORIGINAL Bahamian PRODUCTION
“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.”