Theatre • Running Time: 60 mins
Presented by Chuana Arts & Leadership Initiative in association with People Opposing Women Abuse Written by: Naledi Shuenyane | Directed by: Thabiso Ramala Performed by: Kgomotso "MoMo" Matsunyane
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Ashasie is a story about three generations of women who live in the heart of the fictional township – Opija, known as the “dusty township”.
The story takes us on the journey of Ashasie, writer and the women in her family – Sesi and Gogo. In pursuit of becoming a writer, we see the developing consciousness of young Ashasie.
The play demonstrates a turbulent path towards self-development and emancipation for Ashasie in a society where things are overshadowed by patriarchy. The notion of entrapment articulates strongly, through the portrait of the different generations of these women. The extent to which emancipation, gender egalitarianism principles and all that women desire remains a constant possibility through Ashasie’s character.
This story explores the journey of voice, memory and coming of age for black women. It is simply a work of vision.

Book for Ashasie by clicking the button of the date and time you wish to attend:
Thu 22nd Mar 8pm R120 (R100 online) Fri 23rd Mar 8pm R120 (R100 online) Sat 24th Mar 8pm R120 (R100 online) Sun 25th Mar 3:30pm R120 (R100 online)

Comedy • Running Time: 120 mins
SA's Top comedians

#theboxcomedy is a weekly stand up comedy gig hosted at the POPArt Theatre EVERY Sunday evening… Hosted in very proud partnership with our friends at Goliath&Goliath – the Box gives you the chance to catch some of the biggest names in SA comedy for the price of R50!

Check our social media for this week's line up. 

Book for THE BOX COMEDY by clicking the button of the date and time you wish to attend:
Sun 25th Mar 8pm R50 Sun 1st Apr 8pm R50 Sun 8th Apr 8pm R50 Sun 15th Apr 8pm R50 Sun 22nd Apr 8pm R50

True Contemporary Storytelling • Running Time: 70 mins
Hosted by Lebogang Mogashoa
Warning: 16+ mature content
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Joburg's only real true life storytelling show... 

Where we share everything from the strange and embarrassing to the absolutely absurd. 

Less like a campfire and more like a dinner party... with a lot of wine, where the truth really flows... 

Modelled on international sensations like Risk, The Moth and This American Life, everything you will hear on the night absolutely happened. Bring all your friends, and your full range of emotions!

The Storytellers Series aims to create a place for sharing New South African Stories, any stories. Each show is hosted by Lebogang Mogashoa (writer : The Queen & The River) and features special guests and stories. 

Lebo was born in 1985, in Johannesburg. He grew up in a small village, then a bigger one, followed by an all-boys Catholic boarding school and finally my big move into Cape Town where he completed a Film and Media undergrad degree. He then headed to Korea to teach English where he started his story telling series “When we were nearly Young”, which developed a cult following. He returned to Johannesburg in 2013, and has been presenting the same series in partnership with POPArt. He is currently writing for TV on hit shows "The Queen" and "The River". 

Book for SERURUBELE : THE STORYTELLERS SERIES by clicking the button of the date and time you wish to attend:
Tue 27th Mar 8pm R80 Tue 24th Apr 8pm R80

Theatre • Running Time: 60 mins
Written by Athol Fugard, John Kani, and Winston Ntshona | Directed by Chris Weare | Cast: Siya Mayola & Luntu Masiza
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The Island is an apartheid-era drama, inspired by a true story. Set in an unnamed prison clearly based on South Africa's notorious Robben Island, the play focuses on two cellmates who spend their days performing futile physical labor and nights rehearsing in their cell for a performance of Sophocles' Antigone, paralleling Antigone's situation and the situation of black political prisoners.

After successful runs in Cape Town in 2017 and 2018, the production will be touring to schools around Johannesburg before it will be featured at the Setkání/Encounter Festival in Czech Republic.

Book for The Island by clicking the button of the date and time you wish to attend:
Thu 29th Mar 8pm: Sorry, sold out Fri 30th Mar 8pm R120 (R100 online) Sat 31st Mar 8pm R120 (R100 online) Sun 1st Apr 3:30pm R120 (R100 online)

Children's Theatre • Running Time: 50 mins
Presented by weeKIDZ productions
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The moment that Bubbles accidentally-on-purpose-but-with-only-good-intentions managed to dare Harry to have a race against Tony, she immediately knew she had made a big mistake. After all, everyone knows that Harry the Hare is much, much faster than Tony the Tortoise! Surely poor Tony the Tortoise stands no chance at all!

Oh dear, what a mess…

But all is not lost, boys and girls! All is not lost. Join us at the POPArt theatre to see what happens once the whistle is blown, and the race begins.

About weeKIDZ productions:

weeKIDZ productions is a performance-based production company, focused on quality youth-orientated performances and events.  Our aim is to entertain youngsters (and the not-so-youngsters) with fun, energetic and interactive performances. Our investment lies in awakening the imagination, and bringing the magic of theatrical play to our audience.  We do this in many ways, so take a look at our services to see what it is we can do for you.
weeKIDZ productions is made up of a team of passionate, dedicated and enthusiastic people.  A tight-knit group, our team is always prepared to go above and beyond the call of theatrical duty to get each and every production and event we create to raise the bar. Our greatest ambition at weeKIDZ productions is to create performance magic for children. To create theatrical journeys for our youth; journeys that entertain, include, and develop young audiences.  Theatre is a magical thing, and children should have magic in their lives.

Book for The Hare and the Tortoise by clicking the button of the date and time you wish to attend:
Wed 4th Apr 10am R80 Wed 4th Apr 1pm R80 Thu 5th Apr 10am R80 Thu 5th Apr 1pm R80

Running Time: 50 mins
For the upcoming children's show, The Hare and the Tortoise, we will be inviting children from the nearby neighbourhood who may not be able to afford a ticket to join us for the awesome performances. We're offering our audiences the opportunity to sponsor a goodwill ticket to subsidise these tickets.

Book for Sponsor a community kid: The Hare and the Tortoise by clicking this button:
Thu 5th Apr 1pm R60

Theatre • Running Time: 60 mins
Created by Sabelo Ndlovu and Menzi Mkhwane | Produced by NAMALANDI CREATIVITY in association with Menzi Mkhwane | Performed by Anele Nene and Menzi Mkhwane
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POCKETS OF KNOWLEDGE is an earth-shattering, timeless example of the power of storytelling presented through the language of theatre.  Using high level slap stick humour, immense vocal control and seamless character transformations; the simplicity of actor, story, audience and sound come together to tackle issues that shape modern South African daily life and politics. 

POCKETS AND KNOWLEDGE leads audiences into a world of dusty class rooms, riverside and night time pacts made by corrupt officials, dimwit, shady Principals and greedy thieves masquerading as philanthropists in the poorest of most poor landscapes. Beginning with a huge, energised, upbeat village celebration which the audience becomes a part of when the show opens, very quickly the narrative builds steadily towards an epic climax that threatens to destroy the peace and quiet of the outskirts of busy cities. Only two little village boys, Sihle and Malusi; can revive the dying morality, only they can save the village from going up in flames and smoke...

Book for Pockets of Knowledge by clicking the button of the date and time you wish to attend:
Thu 5th Apr 8pm R120 (R100 online) Fri 6th Apr 8pm R120 (R100 online) Sat 7th Apr 8pm R120 (R100 online) Sun 8th Apr 3:30pm R120 (R100 online)

Stand-up Comedy • Running Time: 70 mins
Bongani Dube
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"When you've fought all the fight that's within you, you get up fight some more, and bask in the beauty of life's goodness."

Bongani Dube can and does atest to this statement. Through all his challenges of; dealing with his bad eyesight and thick ass coke bottle glasses, getting robbed every term of his adolescent years, being mistaken for Lazola Gola and not being able to construct an Afrikaans sentence (even though he is from Pretoria), he has been able to flip the switch and laugh at all of these moments.

And this April 17th at Maboneng's eccentric, fresh - and home to a hot comedy room - POPart Theatre, he will be sharing it all in his one man show entitled, 'Good Life'.

Book for Good Life by clicking this button:
Tue 17th Apr 8pm R100