Theater of South Africa
Midseason Subscriptions for the 3 remaining shows in the
Theater of South Africa season are now available! 
Order below or call 267-273-1414 for assistance.
Venue: Latvian Society Theater, 531 N. 7th St. Now with chair lift!

Next on Stage
 Three Sisters Two

by Reza de Wet

directed by Brenna Geffers
January 30-February 17

Reza de Wet is one of South Africa’s most celebrated playwrights with over 40 theater and literary awards. In her darkly comic Three Sisters Two, de Wet weaves together a collection of Chekhov’s iconic characters into a single musing on the end of a world. As war closes in around them, and the threat of restitution hangs in the air, a once-privileged family clings determinedly to their fading life. “Any fan of Chekhov will want to see this imaginative and often extremely touching sequel.” — The Telegraph


CENSORED:
A rotating repertory of two banned South African plays
March 20-April 7


"Master Harold"...and the Boys
by Athol Fugard
directed by Lane Savadove

 

Egoli
by Matsemela Manaka

directed by Katrina Shobe
co-produced with Theatre in the X

EgoPo presents these powerful plays in rotating repertory to shine a light on two very different experiences under apartheid.

Famed classic anti-apartheid play Master Harold was initially banned in South Africa before being produced by Yale Rep in 1982 and later Broadway. Master Harold played a significant role in awakening global consciousness about apartheid’s atrocities and helped to lead to the system’s eventual downfall. This semi-autographical piece depicts how societal racism can pass down to the individual despite our best intentions, and presents the challenges and hopes for true change.
 “Lyrical in design, shattering in impact” –Frank Rich, NY Times

Egoli is a look into the world of miners in South Africa, depicting lives that are often overlooked, as they struggle with racial inequality, poverty, and systemic incarceration. Manaka was a pivotal player in the grassroots black theatre movement that grew out of the 1976 Soweto uprisings protesting the government’s political repression and extreme state censorship. Published in 1980, the play was banned by the South African government in 1981.
[Egoli] grips the audience by the scruff of the neck” –The Daily Sun, Johannesburg

We're back at The Lativan Society Theater, 531 N. 7th Street

There is a new chair lift to help patrons navigate the stairs. If you have questions about accessibility or subscriptions please call 267-273-1414.

Basic Midseason $60 - 3 Plays 
(save 35% off full price)
Bronze Midseason $90 - 3 Plays PLUS
  • $30 tax-deductible donation
  • 1 Concession Ticket
      
Silver Midseason $140 - 3 Plays PLUS
  • $80 tax-deductible donation
  • Reserved seats at all shows
  • Access to mainstage Openings 
  • 2 Concession Tickets
       
Gold Midseason $210 - 3 Plays PLUS
  • $150 tax-deductible donation
  • Reserved seats at all shows
  • Access to mainstage Openings 
  • Encore Access: See any show x2 
  • 50% off a Gala TIcket
  • 4 Concession Tickets
   
Platinum Subscription $450 - 3 Plays PLUS
  • $350 tax-deductible donation
  • All of the above
  • FREE Gala Ticket
  • 6 Concession Tickets
       

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Theater Location: 531 North 7th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123.

 

Office Location: 317 Dickinson Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147.

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