Paradise Blue, a dynamic and jazz-infused drama production by award-winning African American playwright Dominique Morisseau, will be staged at André Huguenet Theatre in the Sand du Plessis complex from 5 to 7 March 2020, at 19:00.
Directed by James Ncgobo, Artistic Director at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg, the production features a stellar cast of leading South African actors. Aubrey Poo will be portraying the leading role of Blue, supported by a strong cast of Pakamisa Zwedala and Seneliso Dladla as his fellow band members P-Sam and Corn. Busisiwe Lurayi will play the naïve Pumpkin and Lesedi Job the threatening Silver.
The play, which is staged to commemorate Black History Month, is about what’s at stake when building a better future. It captures the yearning of individuals side-lined by life into the role of second-class citizens, living and working in a black neighbourhood on the cusp of obliteration as part of the city’s plan to eliminate ‘blight’. The characters face issues that will resonate with South African audiences and enlighten them to the similar struggles faced by low-income inner-city communities.
Tickets cost R100 and are available at the Pacofs booking office, or call 051-447-7771.