Black Age

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court drama by Selaelo Maredi (1995).


Focus on corrupt officials specifically in the Department of Pensions and Welfare and the resultant exploitation and humiliation of indigent black pensioners.

Performance history in South Africa

First staged at the Windybrow Arts Festival in March 1995, directed by Selaelo Maredi, with Khuloana Legodi, Tina Hlongwane, Thulani Mngomezulu, Gcina Mkhize and Nwabisa Tola. Staged by PACOFS in Bloemfontein and then in the Barney Simon Theatre, upstairs at The Market Theatre from January to March 1997, directed by Selaelo Maredi, with Ramolao Makhene, Baby Cele, Lindelani Buthelezi, Don Mlangeni, Arthur Molepo and ***. The same production moved to The Momentum at the State Theatre in March 1997. Black Age was again staged at the Windybrow Arts Festival in March 2002. A production directed by Danny Jasson was staged in the Mmabana Cultural Centre in Mafikeng at the 12th yearly Stop Crime Drama Festival in March 2009.

Translations and adaptations


[Van Heerden (2008)][1]. p 192.

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