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Nyatsi production ready to hit the stage

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The Nyatsi theatrical production is set to hit the stage on the Jackson Shuping Stage at the Northern Cape Theatre on April 6. It will run until April 8.

THE Nyatsi theatrical production is set to hit the stage on the Jackson Shuping Stage at the Northern Cape Theatre on April 6. It will run until April 8.

The play, a collaboration by well-known writer and director Thabo Motlhabi, executive producer Thapelo Gopane and 3 Angels Restoration Centre, with the Northern Cape Theatre, is being lauded as a move towards positioning the production for the big screen.

The production is 3 Angels Restoration Centre first theatrical play and drew aspiring young unemployed artists during the auditions, which were held across the Northern Cape.

Motlhabi, is a seasoned and well-travelled theatre practitioner, who writes, directs and produces for stage and film.

His resume includes working with high profile figures in the entertainment world. He wrote and produced the most celebrated musical in the Province for the centenary of the ANC and the Northern Cape’s number 1 film project, Okapi.

The writer tells local stories from the view of various people, different cultures and locations across the entire geographical area of the Province.

Nyatsi portrays society’s complex relationships and highlights themes such as adultery, alcohol abuse, and gender-based violence . . . common evils which are rife in the Province.

According to the collaborating partners, the success of the auditions is prove that the organisation carries the hopes and aspirations of the stars of tomorrow from the Northern Cape.

The Nyatsi theatrical production further aimed to take the best of the best from the five districts in the Province and offered these unemployed actors an opportunity on the stage of the Northern Cape Theatre.

The cast also consists of several popular television stars, including Tango Ncetezo, well known for her character as Paulina on River, Thami Mnqolo, well known for his role in Generations and Molefi Monaisa, a renowned South African actor and poet, popularly known as Ntate Wallet on Skeem Saam.

The partnership hopes for the next step to be to produce Nyatsi the movie.

3 Angels Restoration Centre a registered NPO, with the main objective to stimulate and develop young unemployed artists.

The play will also be showcased as the National Arts Festival in June this year with the aim of promoting arts in the Province.

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