DANTE AND MASHUDU

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Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre
Saturday, 25 March 2023 07:00pm
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Saturday, 25 March 2023 07:00pm

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Dante & Mashudu is a play that places Dante in the South African context. It works with the idea that dead poets must guide living poets through the afterlife on a journey of poetic reckoning. It is now Dante's turn to guide a poet, as he was once guided by Virgil. Dante comes to meet Mashudu, a South African poet in her Dark Wood. He comes to take her through Inferno and Purgatory where she meets South African characters along the way including Jan Van Riebeeck and John Dube.

Driving the play is the notion that poets need to know where they come from in order to play their role as aids to how a nation understands itself. This means Mashudu has to witness the truth of her context both in terms of the narrative of South Africa as a country and her own personal morality. Mashudu, guided by Dante, reckons with her understanding of South Africa's past such as with witnessing the punishment of Verwoerd, to reckoning with the country's present including a domestic abuser. Mashudu is also faced with the precariousness of her own morality when she meets an old friend in Purgatory.

As the play continues, Dante becomes Mashudu's friend showing that friendship can cross centuries and contexts for poets share their role as poets no matter the society to which they belong. Both Mashudu and Dante are connected by their unwavering commitment to their own moral imagination. Virgil, as comic relief, completes the picture as narrator, cementing the idea that the poets of the past are deeply connected to the poets of the present.



No under 3

Price

R100.00

Duration

1 hours with online sales stopping on show start
1

Refunds And Cancellations

You may cancel any booking submitted to us for tickets that have not yet been issued to you at any time prior to the date of the event to which such booking pertains by sending a cancellation notice to info@computicket.com or calling our Customer Care Centre on +27 (0)11 340 8000 or 0861 915 8000. You may also cancel and return any issued tickets acquired from us at any time prior to the scheduled date of the event to which they apply by handing in your tickets at any of our Money Market kiosks. When you cancel your booking or return your tickets you must provide us with the relevant booking number. Following receipt of your booking cancellation or returned tickets, we will refund you the face value paid for the relevant tickets (or, if a discounted ticket, then instead the discounted ticket price paid), provided that reasonable cancellation charges as determined by the Event Organiser may be charged and deducted from such refund. Unless otherwise stipulated by the Event Organiser and depending on the prevailing circumstances the following cancellation charges may apply:
- If the cancellation occurs more than 30 days prior to the event a 15% cancellation fee will apply;
- If the cancellation occurs less than 30 but more than 7 days prior to the event a 50% cancellation fee will apply;
- If the cancellation occurs less than 7 days prior to the event a 100% cancellation fee will apply;
- Notwithstanding the aforesaid, if you can provide us with suitable documentary proof that a person in whose name a ticket was booked will not be able to attend the event because of his/her death and/or hospitalisation, no cancellation fee will apply in respect of the cancellation of such person`s ticket.

Exchanges And Upgrades

Exchanges and upgrades allowed for this event. No downgrades

Ticket Collection

Tickets can be collected from the theatre box office which opens 1 hour before start of show. However to avoid queues, please collect your tickets at any Computicket store or at any Shoprite, Checkers, Checkers Hyper, House and Home or at selected OK Furniture and Usave stores. Credit card used to make the booking must be presented when collecting tickets.

Prohibited

Food and refreshments in the theatre, photographic equipment, audio and video recording equipment, drugs and weapons.

Refreshments And Meals

Drinks, both alcoholic and soft, are available from the bar. Tea, coffee, cake and sweets available from the coffee shop.

Address

269 Mazisi Kunene Road, Durban, 4001, KZN, ZA

Parking

Ample secure parking available at the venue.

Disabled Facilities

Venue on level ground with two special disabled parking bays outside the theatre entrance. Removable wheelchair seats in the back row of the theatre. Wheelchair seats: Row N 1 & 2 and 26 & 27

Important Venue Information

Please note that children under the age of 3 years will not be permitted into the theatre. Children 3 years and older must be in possession of their own ticket. Children will not be permitted to sit on their parent's laps. This venue is strictly non-smoking, including the bar deck area.

Gps Co-ordinates

-29.8673536,30.9827476

Dante & Mashudu is a play that places Dante in the South African context. It works with the idea that dead poets must guide living poets through the afterlife on a journey of poetic reckoning. It is now Dante's turn to guide a poet, as he was once guided by Virgil. Dante comes to meet Mashudu, a South African poet in her Dark Wood. He comes to take her through Inferno and Purgatory where she meets South African characters along the way including Jan Van Riebeeck and John Dube.

Driving the play is the notion that poets need to know where they come from in order to play their role as aids to how a nation understands itself. This means Mashudu has to witness the truth of her context both in terms of the narrative of South Africa as a country and her own personal morality. Mashudu, guided by Dante, reckons with her understanding of South Africa's past such as with witnessing the punishment of Verwoerd, to reckoning with the country's present including a domestic abuser. Mashudu is also faced with the precariousness of her own morality when she meets an old friend in Purgatory.

As the play continues, Dante becomes Mashudu's friend showing that friendship can cross centuries and contexts for poets share their role as poets no matter the society to which they belong. Both Mashudu and Dante are connected by their unwavering commitment to their own moral imagination. Virgil, as comic relief, completes the picture as narrator, cementing the idea that the poets of the past are deeply connected to the poets of the present.



No under 3

Price

R100.00

Duration

1 hours with online sales stopping on show start
1

Refunds And Cancellations

You may cancel any booking submitted to us for tickets that have not yet been issued to you at any time prior to the date of the event to which such booking pertains by sending a cancellation notice to info@computicket.com or calling our Customer Care Centre on +27 (0)11 340 8000 or 0861 915 8000. You may also cancel and return any issued tickets acquired from us at any time prior to the scheduled date of the event to which they apply by handing in your tickets at any of our Money Market kiosks. When you cancel your booking or return your tickets you must provide us with the relevant booking number. Following receipt of your booking cancellation or returned tickets, we will refund you the face value paid for the relevant tickets (or, if a discounted ticket, then instead the discounted ticket price paid), provided that reasonable cancellation charges as determined by the Event Organiser may be charged and deducted from such refund. Unless otherwise stipulated by the Event Organiser and depending on the prevailing circumstances the following cancellation charges may apply:
- If the cancellation occurs more than 30 days prior to the event a 15% cancellation fee will apply;
- If the cancellation occurs less than 30 but more than 7 days prior to the event a 50% cancellation fee will apply;
- If the cancellation occurs less than 7 days prior to the event a 100% cancellation fee will apply;
- Notwithstanding the aforesaid, if you can provide us with suitable documentary proof that a person in whose name a ticket was booked will not be able to attend the event because of his/her death and/or hospitalisation, no cancellation fee will apply in respect of the cancellation of such person`s ticket.

Exchanges And Upgrades

Exchanges and upgrades allowed for this event. No downgrades

Ticket Collection

Tickets can be collected from the theatre box office which opens 1 hour before start of show. However to avoid queues, please collect your tickets at any Computicket store or at any Shoprite, Checkers, Checkers Hyper, House and Home or at selected OK Furniture and Usave stores. Credit card used to make the booking must be presented when collecting tickets.

Prohibited

Food and refreshments in the theatre, photographic equipment, audio and video recording equipment, drugs and weapons.

Refreshments And Meals

Drinks, both alcoholic and soft, are available from the bar. Tea, coffee, cake and sweets available from the coffee shop.

Address

269 Mazisi Kunene Road, Durban, 4001, KZN, ZA

Parking

Ample secure parking available at the venue.

Disabled Facilities

Venue on level ground with two special disabled parking bays outside the theatre entrance. Removable wheelchair seats in the back row of the theatre. Wheelchair seats: Row N 1 & 2 and 26 & 27

Important Venue Information

Please note that children under the age of 3 years will not be permitted into the theatre. Children 3 years and older must be in possession of their own ticket. Children will not be permitted to sit on their parent's laps. This venue is strictly non-smoking, including the bar deck area.

Gps Co-ordinates

-29.8673536,30.9827476

Important note:

 
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