Theatre • Running Time: 60 mins

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We understand that time is short and that it is often difficult to get out of the house. This button is for exactly that! 

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Book for I WISH I COULD MAKE IT BUT... by clicking the button of the date and time you wish to attend:
Wed 18th Sep 10am R100 Wed 25th Sep 10am R100

Theatre • Running Time: 60 mins
Written and Performed by MoMo Matsunyane Directed by Khutjo Green
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“Unlearn” is about a young lady called Angel Mojapelo who suffers from depression and anxiety.

She uses stand up comedy as her escape from her parents failed marriage and unfulfilled career choices.

She attends a friends party and her life is not the same after that.

The play intends to highlight the effects of suffering from mental illness as well as interrogate the female body as a site of violence. The play also seeks to find ways of unlearning inherited toxic behaviour. What happens when a daughters trust in her father is lost? How does that affect how she deals with other men in her life? As a direct result of her parents failed marriage and her father’s lack of empathy, she develops an anxiety disorder and depression. She refuses to see a therapist because therapy failed for her parents’ marriage. Comedy is a huge part of the play as it allows our protagonist to escape her burdened life.

Book for Unlearn by clicking the button of the date and time you wish to attend:
Thu 19th Sep 8pm R140 (R120 online) Fri 20th Sep 8pm R140 (R120 online) Sat 21st Sep 8pm R140 (R120 online) Sun 22nd Sep 3:30pm R140 (R120 online)

Staged Reading • Running Time: 60 mins
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Chuana Original presents a staged reading by CHALI - CHuana Arts and Leadership Initiative 

Starring : Thuli Nduvane and Dintshitile Mashile 

Written by Naledi Shuenyane and directed by Khutjo Green 

Tickets are R 100

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Sun 22nd Sep 8pm R100

Theatre • Running Time: 60 mins
Presented by The Movement RSA
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The MovementRSA presents The Crucifixion Of Amagqwirha : Inspired by Arther Miller's "The Crucible" 

"This is a tale about how gossip and superstition can fiercely capture the mind of a people. Looking at how myth can still live in the imagination , and for some the reality of life , this tale follows a community forced to look at its own faults and dreams." 

Performed by Campbell Meas , Sanelisiwe Jobodwana and Nyakallo Motloung

Book for The Crucifixion Of Amagqwirha by clicking the button of the date and time you wish to attend:
Thu 26th Sep 8pm R140 (R120 online) Fri 27th Sep 8pm R140 (R120 online) Sat 28th Sep 8pm R140 (R120 online) Sun 29th Sep 3:30pm R140 (R120 online)

Improvisation | Theatre | Improv-off • Running Time: 80 mins
Causing a Scene versus POPArt Improv
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What better way to start the week than to improv(e) your mood with some awesome improv at POPArt!

Join us for our lit series of Improv Battles this time with POPArt Improv versus Causing a Scene 
Players include Avril Cummins, Ncumisa Ndimendi, James Cairns, Toni Morkel, Mpho Osei Tutu, Hayleigh Evans and more

It's fun, it's madness and its all in the name of improv.
Watch as two teams battle it out to make it to the next round of playoffs complete with all the things that make a proper sports match - judges, prizes and, of course, YOU - the audience. Be prepared to see actors taken by surprise, teams shocked by floor crossing, musical improvisors take the reigns and skilled teams work to keep it all together, while giving you an evening of entertainment to remember.

Bring your sweat towel… It's gonna get HEATED!

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Sun 29th Sep 8pm R120 (R100 online)

Theatre • Running Time: 60 mins
Performed by Chanel du Toit and Michael Lawrence Potter
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Getting dumped sucks.

No one knows this better than Mark. A 20-something who seems to be in a perpetual string of short lived relationships that end in disaster. The only constant in Marks’ otherwise
chaotic life is his best friend Annie- an outspoken, intelligent bombshell in the midst of an identity crisis.

Mark decides that he is not going to trust fate or love to lead him to the woman of his dreams. He instead creates a test to determine if someone is compatible with him based on how they measure up to his favourite actress (and crush) Audrey Hepburn.

Equal parts sarcastic and sincere this new comedy addresses the millennial struggles of love, discrimination, depression, delusion and identity all while appealing to the human condition of romance and sentimentality.

Do you choose who you love?

Book for Looking for Audrey by clicking the button of the date and time you wish to attend:
Thu 3rd Oct 8pm R140 (R120 online) Fri 4th Oct 8pm R140 (R120 online) Sat 5th Oct 8pm R140 (R120 online)

Theatre • Running Time: 60 mins
Written by Thobani Nzuza and Kagiso Tsimakwane Performed by Thobani Nzuza Accompanied by Nhlanhla Zondi
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African Ubuntu is central to the evaluation of modern society.

Imagine an ideal world with no hunger for power, no crime or any issues, concerns, or cares for generations to come.

Boy Ntulikazi’s story is how challenges determine the way individuals reflect on the world around them. Boy Ntulikazi’s past has damaged him mentally, leaving him unstable.

Ntulikazi the man assumes a variety of character roles in an almost schizophrenic mode. There is no set on stage as the patient is an awaiting trial observation case.

Book for Boy Ntulikazi by clicking the button of the date and time you wish to attend:
Thu 10th Oct 8pm R140 (R120 online) Fri 11th Oct 8pm R140 (R120 online) Sat 12th Oct 8pm R140 (R120 online) Sun 13th Oct 3:30pm R140 (R120 online)

Dance • Running Time: 60 mins
Creator and Director : Themba Mbuli Choreography : Themba Mbuli, Thulani Chauke and Fana Tshabalala Performers: Themba Mbuli and Thulani Chauke Costume Design : Keaoleboga Seodigeng
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Dark Cell (Duet) features two Standard Bank Young Artist Award recipients for Dance, Themba Mbuli and Fana Tshabalala with Thulani Chauke, who join forces to reimagine Mbuli’s Dark Cell (Solo) which has already toured 10 countries and 15 cities.

While the work is celebrating and commemorating the rich history of Kliptown where the adaptation of Freedom Charter was made 64 years ago, the piece is also embedded in the past as a mirror of contemporary society and reflecHon of postcolonial interioriHes.

Dark Cell draws its inspiration and metaphors from historical living condition of ex- political prisoners in Robben Island parallel to the imagery of the current degrading living conditions that people of Kliptown are faced with. This theatrical dance work uses the concept of a incarceration as a metaphor for the modern day concentraHon camp in Kliptown.

Themba Mbuli’s 2012 solo creation Dark Cell, was a response to Dark City, which draws its inspiration from images of political prisoners on Robben Island to explore issues around mental imprisonment – what Mbuli calls “the worst prison that any man can ever be in”. The work has since been performed at several festivals in South Africa, including the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown in 2014, and has toured Sweden, Argentina, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia the Netherlands Wales and England. 

“THERE’S STILL TIME to change your plans today and go and see what is arguably the finest piece of dance that has graced Johannesburg’s stages in a long while... Dark Cell is a compelling, beauHful and well-made piece. It’s the kind of work that should be billed on the front of many a dance programme – not only in this city.” - Robyn Sassen

Themba Mbuli

2016 Standard Bank Young ArHst Award Recipient, Themba Mbuli received his formal training at Moving into Dance Mophatong (MIDM) in 2007. He joined Inzalo Dance Theatre Company as a trainee performer under Moeketsi Koena in 2008. In 2009, he was accepted back at MIDM As a dancer, teacher and choreographer.

Mbuli’s first ensemble creaHon Dark City won the Pick of the Fringe award at the FNB Dance Umbrella FesHval in 2010.

In 2011 Mbuli joined Theatre Talipot Company in Reunion Island as a principle dancer. Mbuli began his solo career in 2012 with Dark Cell, performing naHonally including the NaHonal Arts FesHval in 2014, and internaHonally in Sweden, Zimbabwe, ArgenHna, Uganda, Mozambique, Namibia, the Netherlands, England and Wales. Other recent works include Trapped, ASHED, Dark Cells, SOLD, Autho(r)ise that was commissioned by Baxter Dance FesHval 2017 and Memory Box that premiered at the Dance Umbrella FesHval 2018.

He is a co-founder together with Fana Tshabalala and Thulani Chauke – of Broken Borders Arts Project. He was also a co-founder, Producer and ArHsHc Advisor for a Cape Town based Unmute Dance Theatre, formed in 2014.

Thulani Chauke

Chauke began his formal training in 2009 at Moving Into Dance Mophatong (MIDM) as part of the Performing Arts Training Course (PATC) and liole did he know that he will be selected to be a trainee and later that year he joined the MIDM Professional Dance Company, this all happened ajer years of performing and training with community groups in Soweto. As a Company Member at MIDM he conHnued to flourish as an Afrofusion and Hip Hop Dance Teacher, in 2011 he joined Vuyani Dance theatre as a Company member & Outreach Teacher, whilst being with VDT he parHcipated in the Crossings InternaHonal Workshops - Crossings InternaHonal Workshop was an eye opener for Thulani and its where he discovered his arHstry and how to conHnue being authenHc while creaHng thought provoking works. In 2012 he joined Forgooen Angle Theatre CollaboraHve as a Dancer, Choreographer and Community Arts Engagement Officer unHl March 2017. It was at FATC that Chauke created his first solo work BLACK DOG during a residency Programme in France at the CND- (Centre NaHonal de la Danse) Paris and at the Klap Maison Pour

La Danse in Marsellie 2013. This solo work has been performed at several dance fesHvals since its creaHon.

Chauke has parHcipated and performed in various dance fesHvals and works and he has worked with internaHonally acclaimed choreographers: Gregory Maqoma, PJ Sabbagha, Fana Tshabalala, Shanell Winlock, Ivan Estegneev and Evgeny Kulagin (Russia), Iain Macdonald, Qudus Onikeku (Nigeria), Themba Mbuli, Andrea Severa (ArgenHna). From 2016 he has been working on William Kentridge’s creaHons and he has been part of Centre For The Less Good Idea season 1 project 2017. His currently working for Broken Borders Arts Project as a choreographer, performer and facilitator. This is a new company that was started by Fana Tshabalala, Themba Mbuli and Thulani Chauke. His Choreographic work “Nothing Makes Sense” has been commissioned by Goethe InsHtute for its program GPS- (Goethe Project Space 2017 & 2018) and the same work has been commissioned by the Dance Umbrella FesHval for its 2018 Main Program.

Fana Tshabalala

Fana Tshabalala, 2013 standard bank young arHst award recipient for dance and 2014 visa for creaHon recipient, former associate arHsHc director of the forgooen angle theatre collaboraHve. Fana has been choreographing and performing his work locally and internaHonally, one of his work Htled “Between” was part of Dance Dialogue Africa, through this involved the work toured Germany and later on toured Africa reaching 12 countries and 14 ciHes. He was also part of the choreographic workshop that took place in South Africa were he worked with dancers from Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève and other South Africans choreographers.

Early 2015 year he worked with Nanziwe Mzuzu a writer from Cape Town on a tv documentary commissioned by Etv, the documentary was inspired by his latest solo Htled “Man”. Amongst other things he has done he also worked with children from Kliptown youth program on two dance movies that became a run up for short film compeHHon in Paris.

Fana also worked and choreographed for internaHonal dance companies that includes deeply rooted dance theatre(chicago) and lena”s company in sweden. He has been very instrumental in working with the market theatre arHsHc director James Ngcobo in his theatre works as a choreographer and movement director, the works includes “Leoers from Madiba”, “A raisin in the sun”, “Childrens monologues” and many others.

Fana Tshabalala is currently a co-founder and one of director for Broken borders art project.

Book for DARK CELL : The Charter by clicking the button of the date and time you wish to attend:
Thu 17th Oct 8pm R140 (R120 online) Fri 18th Oct 8pm R140 (R120 online) Sat 19th Oct 8pm R140 (R120 online) Sun 20th Oct 3:30pm R140 (R120 online)

Stand Up Comedy • Running Time: 60 mins
Long John
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A one man stand up comedy show. For one night only.

Long John is a Multi Award Winning International Comedian from Zimbabwe and standing at over 6 feet, his comedy journey continues to stretch over the African Continent and beyond. He was laughed at for being tall, dark and handsome, squint; however, his humor has been able to bring laughs to thousands of people, whilst keeping an eye on the rest of the world. Literally and Figuratively!

His comedy is brought to life by past experiences, observations and his view (from the top) which elicit rib-tickling laughs, regardless of the crowd. Since making his comedy debut in 2012, he has since performed with and alongside the biggest names on the African Continent, which include, SA’s favorite Uncle, Barry Hilton ,Loyiso Gola ,Riaad Moosa , Basket Mouth and more

You may have found other comics funny but you will be laughing LONG after witnessing the very funny, Long John.

Tickets are R 100

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Sun 20th Oct 8pm R100

Theatre • Running Time: 60 mins
Written and Directed by Malizo Mawande Mdekazi Starring James Mankgaba & Thabiso T. Rammala
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"Usathane always walks with a friend"

Based on real life events, T.O & Ma-7 tells the story of two men growing in the same place in Palm Springs in the Vaal. One the son of a gangster, and the other the son of their domestic worker, the two are opposite characters forced to be part of the same world.

The play begins when we see then T.O return home from 7 years imprisonment. 

Book for T.O & Ma-7 by clicking the button of the date and time you wish to attend:
Thu 24th Oct 8pm R140 (R120 online) Fri 25th Oct 8pm R140 (R120 online) Sat 26th Oct 8pm R140 (R120 online) Sun 27th Oct 3:30pm R140 (R120 online)