Chatsworth: The Making of a South African Township, edited by Ashwin Desai, Goolam Vahe, has inspired a one-woman play.
The play, entitled Chats_Worth, was written by Jayshree Parasuramen and is presented by ABH (Aryan Benevolent Homes) and The Nelson Mandela Youth Centre in association with J Zee Entertainment. It tells stories inspired by real-life events and writing from the Durban township, and aims to educate the youth and celebrate the area’s rich history.
Chats_Worth will be staged at the ABH Pattendeen Theatre from April 4 to 20. Tickets are R60 for adults, R25 for senior citizens and scholars.
“The production is being launched in Chatsworth due to its significance and the aim is to have a full house at every performance in order to spread our message,” says Parasuramen. “There is an urgent need to sponsor tickets for scholars and senior citizens. Many may never afford to see this production.
“I am currently funding this production myself and it has not been easy,” she adds. “All the help and support is much appreciated With a good run in Chatsworth, the play will certainly go on a national tour!”
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