Festival Day 4
Directed By: Douglas Newell
Written By: Jack Frakes
Cast: Baeng Moeng, Tuduetso Khumalo, Refilwe Seema, Kgancho Moncho, Malebogo Kgatlwane, Pelotlhomogi Tswanatso, Jina Mabutho, Entle Pheko and Norma Nlanda
Age Restriction: All
Running Time: 30 minutes
Company: Arts 4 Everyone, Marung Productions and the Overseas Theatre Works
Once Upon a Playground is a humorous, one-act play with the universal theme of wanting to make friends. It is perfect for families everywhere.
Written By: Kopano Manyaapelo and Edward Moroka
Directed By: Sono Abram & Edward Moroka
Cast: Lesego Madingwane, Lucas Kgosi, Jethro ‘Umaga’ Ndebele, Phenyo Raphofu, Kabo Labobedi, Kagiso Mochebeswane, Thabo Keboekae, and Obakeng Nkani
Languages: English and Setswana
Age Restriction: 18+
Running Time: 50 minutes
Company: Mandy Promotions
The most realistic play I’ve ever watched. At some point, it felt like the directors had unstable, death row inmates posing as actors to narrate their heinous, real life crimes. Ironically, amidst such horrors, it was funny too!
~ Thalefang Charles
This theatre production is a captivating, narrative monologue of four convicted prisoners with 24 hours from facing the hangman. Their raw, uncensored stories and vivid explanations, paint horrific images of how they carried out acts of murder in cold blood as a result of revenge, anger and frustration.
Music: Hip Hop, Soul, Blues, and Funk
Directed By: Ontlhomame Motlaleng and Amantle “Juz Beatz” Gababotse
Written By: Mandisa Mabuthoe and Ngonidzashe Tapiwa
Composed By: Ontlhomame Motlaleng and Juz Beatz
Cast: Mandisa Mabuthoe, Ngonidzashe Tapiwa, Ontlhomame “Shoe” Motlaleng, and Amantle “Juz Beatz” Gababotse
Age Restriction: All
Running Time: 90 minutes (1 hr 30 minutes)
Company: A:tiste Ah’syl’ahm
The artist’s mind is a volatile, enchanting space. It creates grand beauties, weaving untold stories into soulful melodies. Every note floats, nesting on a mass of eardrums in search of open hearts to touch. The artist’s language remains unspoken yet always understood. It is a raw yet polished gift made by living, loving, and dying.
~ The Ah’syl’ahm
A:tiste Ah’syl’ahm (pronounced Artist Asylum) Anthologies (AAA) is a showcase of local talent in Botswana. Each session highlights the works of the featured artist, in collaboration with their peers.
AAA volume one features The Nex’Tones, a band led by Ngonidzashe “Upmost (aka myBruthazkeepa)” Tapiwa and Mandisa “Josiah King” Mabuthoe, accompanied by their producer, Amantle “Juz Beatz” Gababotse, and Onthomame “Shoe” Motlaleng. The band created a signature sound, HipSoul, influenced by Soul, RnB, Reggae, Gospel, Hip Hop and Jazz.