Maitisong Festival Featured Shows – Memory

Saturday, 21st April, 5:30pm, Tickets: P100

Written & Directed By: Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi


Cast: Motheo Madisa, Kabelo “KB” Nyenye and others


Languages: Zulu, Setswana, and English


Age Restriction: All


Running Time: 55 minutes


Company: Here Manje & Maitisong


They say, “Somewhere in Africa, the elephants have a secret grave where they go to lie down, unburden their wrinkled gray bodies, and soar away light spirits at the end.”


~ Robert R McCammon


This play was written as a dedication to Sadawu, the biggest Kenyan tusker to ever walk the dusty earth and all elephant poaching in Africa. Memory is a trip into the African jungle, complete with realistic sounds, drawing one into another world. It is a tale of the evolution of man, a universal impulse of loving animals and a warning against poaching. Memory uses Bushmen, animal mime, masks, song, dance and a typical around-the-fire African storytelling about why men kill elephants, steal the tusks and never touch the meat.