Woza Albert

* The beloved South African classic, Woza Albert, directed by Fleur du Cap winner Mdu Kweyama, is on at the Baxter until Saturday April 9. Woza Albert, which means “Rise Albert”, was written by Percy Mtwa, Mbongeni Ngema and Barney Simon in 1981. The play is a political satire that imagines the second coming of Christ in apartheid-era South Africa. It looks at a wide range of characters in South Africa at the beginning of the 1980s and attacks the pass laws that prevented black people from moving freely at the time. Schools performances will be on Tuesday April 5, Wednesday April 6 and Thursday April 7, at 11am, with a matinee on Saturday April 9, at 2pm. There is an age restriction of 13 years.

Tickets cost R100. Book at Computicket.

Pictured are Oarabile Ditsele and Sizwesandile in Woza Albert now on at the Baxter.