Ten Days in a Shebeen

Market Theatre (Barney Simon Theatre), Johannesburg

This Standard Bank Merit Award-winning production is Set in a shebeen somewhere in Umlazi a shebeen queen narrates the story. The story revolves around a young boy who plans a robbery of his father together with his friends. A father who left them, an abusive father, a father who killed his mother, a father who never did anything for the family a rich father. They succeed and kill him. In a shebeen they are scared, fear rules them, they draw themselves in alcohol spending this blood money. The story tackles the following issues: woman abuse, Gander-based violence, and alcohol and drug abuse. The play highlights the conflict and greed that occurs inside the shebeen, and the social topics aim to raise awareness about the struggles of women. The story is told through powerful monologues, images play a pivotal role, music and sound capes push the story. 

For more information, please contact:
Jacqui Jacobs — JacquiJ@joburg.org.za