A SOUTH African play, For Generations, is set to premiere at this yeara��s Intwasa Arts Festival koBulawayo as part of the cultural exchange programme between Zimbabwe and South Africa.
a�?A one man play, described by South African media as a�?epic, deeply touching and personala�? is headed for Intwasa Arts Festival koBulawayo 2014 as part of a cultural exchange programme between Zimbabwe and South Africa,a�? said festival director Raisedon Baya.
The theatre features playwright Kurt Egelhof who has made contributions to South African soapies Scandal and Isidingo.
a�?For Generations sees playwright and actor Egelhof performing multiple roles in this riveting biography that spans four generations.A� Egelhof, who graduated from the University of Natal in 1980 with a BA in Speech and Drama, has writing credits in popular South African soapies such as Scandal and Isidingo. He uses this play to examine the complex relationship between father and son, and other relationships with his family,a�? said Baya.
In the play, the audience gets to meet Egelhofa��s white musician, war hero grandfather, his Xhosa bride, Egelhofa��s father who worked in the whaling station at the bluff, his mother and his sports mad school going adolescent son. The actor also shares snippets about himself in the play.
Asked on his play, Egelhof was said to have depicted everyone as the same despite issues to do with race, time and gender, among others.
a�?All human beings have the same story private, historic and epic for each one of us as it is for the whole of us.a�?
The play is brought through by Nhimbe Trust and Performing Arts Network of South Africa.