Revival of Rajesh Gopie's Award-Winning OUT OF BOUNDS at the National Arts Festival
South African audiences will have an opportunity to see a play that was considered such an essential part of post-apartheid social dialogue in South Africa that Nelson Mandela himself requested a private performance of it when Hungry Minds Theatre revives Rajesh Gopie's OUT OF BOUNDS at the National Arts Festival this year.
OUT OF BOUNDS will see Tailyn Ramsamy and Tazme Pillay bring 27 characters to life in this bittersweet and spicy story of an Indian family transitioning from apartheid into democracy. Lall, the main character, goes on a journey of laughter, joy and sadness as he dares to travel the spice route of self-discovery.
The play reflects the difficult transition that many South African Indians faced in the 1990s in an attempt to find their place in the so-called "new South Africa". First performed at the Market Theatre in 1999, the play has been presented in the UK, Europe, India, the USA, throughout South Africa. Gopie's script won a Fleur du Cap Theatre award for the Best New Indigenous Script in 2001. This new production is directed by Crizelle Anthony.
OUT OF BOUNDS has five performances at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, where it will be staged at Glennie Hall: 3 July at 10:00, 4 July at 19:00, 5 July at 13:00, 6 July at 17:00 and 8 July at 16:00. Tickets cost R55 and can be booked online at the National Arts Festival website, by calling the box office on 0860 002 004, or at any box office stand in Grahamstown during the festival.