The Crossing

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The Crossing is a play by Jonathan Khumbulani Nkala. A one-man play about a Zimbabwean refugee who came to Cape Town.

Original text

The text was published by Junkets in 2009 (with The Bicycle Thief).

Performance history in South Africa

2006: Based on Nkala’s account of his journey, and developed with the help of director Bo Petersen it was first produced (as The Journey) in 2006 in the Garage Theatre.

2008: In 2008 it was developed further and became The Crossing, and has had successful runs in Zimbabwe and South Africa.

2009: National Arts Festival.

2011: Catalina Theatre in Durban, 10-20 March.

Sources

Die Burger, 28 November 2008.

Business Day, 17 March 2011.

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