Sekunjalo

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(“The Hour is Come”) by Gibson Kente. A controversial township-musical style play on the threat of anti-capitalist and anti-christian sentiments in the future proposed by the ANC and its allies. Written and produced in 1985?*/87*? as a sequel to Bad Times.

Performed at the National Arts Festival in July, 1987, described by the author as a tragi-comedy.

Sekunjalo written (a new version to which he has given the title The Naked Hour) and directed by Gibson Kente in the Wits Theatre on 14 June 1988 and in the Arena, State Theatre in October 1988. The cast included Chunky Mtshali, Tonique Hpale, Susan Theletsane, Brian Mazibuko, John Lata, Skhumbuzo Kubeka, Zakithi Dlamini, Monika Mana, Desmond Dlomo, Ziyaya Moya, Sam Mpondo.

Sources

The Star 16 May 1988 and Pretoria News, October 1988, p 17.

National Arts Festival Programme, 1987


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