Maitisong Festival Featured Shows – A Man and a Dog
Written & Directed By: Penelope Youngleson
Story By: Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi
Cast: Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi
Languages: English & Zulu
Age Restriction: All
Running Time: 62 minutes (1h2min)
Company: Here Manje
Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi wrote A Man and a Dog as a personal reflection on his life, growing up in Kwa Zulu Natal (RSA), and his Zulu identity. A Man and A Dog explores a homecoming familiar to so many Africans, who are our ancestors, and how we do not know who are we until we know where we truly come from.
The play makes use of oral tradition, song and physical theatre to weave together a retelling of our collective stories as Africans. It is a rediscovery of ourselves and a reminder of what it means to be of this continent.