UCT Drama Showcases New Nadia Davids Play WHAT REMAINS at the Arena Theatre

UCT Drama Showcases New Nadia Davids Play WHAT REMAINS at the Arena Theatre
Nadia Davids

The UCT Drama Department, in collaboration with the Queen Mary University of London Drama Department and the Leverhulme Trust will showcase WHAT REMAINS by Nadia David, a new work-in-progress that will be directed by Jay Pather.

On a still, cool day in the east of a city by the sea, three sounds only: a bulldozer's engine, a forgotten song, a cannon that tells the time. Behind the bulldozer, a sign: Luxury Mall Coming Soon. As the vehicle moves in to the clear ground, it strikes at something unexpected.

WHAT REMAINS fuses text, dance and movement to tell a story about a city haunted by the memory of slavery. Four figures - The Archaeologist, The Healer, The Dancer and The Narrator -move between the seen and the unseen, between bones and books, between waking and dreaming, trying, desperately, to reconcile the past with the now.

WHAT REMAINS, which will be presented in the Arena Theatre at Hiddingh Campus on Orange Street in Gardens, will feature Quanita Adams, Faniswa Yisa, Shaun Oelf and Ameera Conrad. The showcase will take place on 16 April at 15:00 and 19:00 and is free, although seating is limited and booking is essential. Call 021 650 7129 or email The Little Theatre to reserve a seat.

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