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Upcoming events at the Baxter Theatre Centre

Ways of Dying

Tue, 10 Nov 2020 - 19:00
(ends Sat, 14 Nov 2020)

Zakes Mda’s acclaimed novel, Ways of Dying, directed by Lara Foot, is presented by The Baxter, in association with UCT’s Centre for Theatre, Dance and Performing Arts. Five years after the first democratic South African elections, a professional mourner contemplates the violence that plagues the communities in which he...

First Accused

Thu, 12 Nov 2020 - 18:30
(ends Sat, 21 Nov 2020)

The riveting play was selected out of 36 productions at the 10th annual Baxter Zabalaza Theatre Festival. The production looks at how the South African justice system fails the women who suffer emotional, physical, or sexual abuse at the hands of their spouses. Femicide and gender-based violence against women and children, often perpetrated by their partners or spouses, have reached pandemic proportions in South, making the timing of this production perfect, critical and...