SAWAF 2016: I Took A Stand


Date: 13 August 2016
Venue: Opera Theatre
Ticket Price: Free. Seats need to be reserved by calling Dawn on (031) 369 9407
Times: 12h00 


Commissioned and presented by The Playhouse Company, I Took A Stand is a semi-staged reading of a play based on the stories of women who were affected by or participated in the 1956 Women’s March on the Union buildings. This will be interspersed with songs of freedom performed by the Clermont Choir and the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra. The scriptwriter is Thuli Zuma, and the director is Edmund Mhlongo. At the end of the performance, stalwarts of the South African women’s struggle, including Ms Ella Gandhi, Ms Jill Nicholson and Ms Joanne Adams, with facilitator Ms Thobile Nxumalo, will engage in dialogue in front of the audience, who will be invited to participate in the discussion.