South African Play Premiers in Canada


Karen Dempster has announced that The African Theatre Ensemble will be presenting the Canadian premiere of “Have You Seen Zandile?”, “a much-loved story based on the childhood memories of South African playwright Gcina Mhlophe. The stellar cast includes Toronto’s multi-talented d’bi Young as the child Zandile and one of Nigeria’s most acclaimed actors Joke Silva as her grandmother and Olivia Duodu who plays Zandile’s friend, Lindiwe.”

Below is the full schedule for the play:

Dates, Times and Locations:
Wednesday January 30 PREVIEW – 8pm – Workman Theatre (1001 Queen St. W.)
Thursday January 31 Afternoon Performance – 1:30 pm – Workman Theatre (1001 Queen St. W.)
OPENING NIGHT – 8pm – Workman Theatre (1001 Queen St. W.)
Friday February 1 Afternoon Performance – 1:30pm – Workman Theatre (1001 Queen St. W.)
Evening Performance – 8pm – Workman Theatre (1001 Queen St. W.)
Saturday February 2 Evening Performance – 8 pm – Workman Theatre (1001 Queen St. W.)

Monday February 4 – Wednesday February 6
School Performances – 9:30am & 1:30pm; Burton Auditorium (York University)
Thursday February 7 & Friday February 8
School Performances – 9:30am; Burton Auditorium (York University)

Thursday February 7 & Friday February 8
Evening Performance – 8pm -Equity Showcase Theatre (651 Dufferin Street)
Saturday February 9 Afternoon Performance – 2:30pm; Evening Performance – 8pm

Ticket Information:
Adults $25; Students, Children & Preview $10; Seniors and Groups of Three or more $15
Free tickets for teachers/chaperones!

Box Office: Workman and Equity Showcase Theatres
http://www.tapa.ca/totix or TO TIX booth at Yonge and Dundas Sts.
Burton Auditorium tickets, York Fine Arts Box Office: call 416-736-5888 or email boxoffice@yorku.ca. Tuesdays and Thursdays 12 – 4 pm

General inquiries & school bookings for shows at Workman Theatre: Niki Poirier 416 364 7313; mobile 416-526-1163.

SOURCE: African Theatre Ensemble

Media Contact: Karen Dempster, karendempster@rogers.ca or 416-364-7313

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