South African Drama Itsoseng Makes its U.S. Premiere
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“A powerful, poignant, but also funny picture of life in a forgotten township.” —The Scotsman UK
“A tour-de-force performance… hard-hitting and heart-rending piece of storytelling theatre.” —Metro UK
“Molusi is a dynamic stage presence, his sense of life and movement creating a solo show that feels as if many more actors are involved. There’s a captivating rhythmic quality to his performance—a dance-like, loose-limbed physicality in his delivery as he circles the stage, draws in to the center and adopts the quirks and qualities of the characters he describes in his tale of 14 years of township life.” —Variety
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Following sold-out runs in Edinburgh, London and South Africa, the talented young artist Omphile Molusi makes his American premiere with this critically acclaimed one-man show. Taking its name from the township where Molusi was raised, Itsoseng tells the story of a young man desperate for change. Balancing comedy and tragedy, Molusi deftly portrays multiple characters—weaving together the fortunes and misfortunes of a community following the elimination of apartheid in 1994.
Winner of a Scotsman Fringe First Award at the 2008 Edinburgh Festival, Molusi was also honored with the first Royal Shakespeare Company/Baxter Theatre Brett Goldin Bursary Award, which earned the young playwright a life-changing scholarship to study with the RSC in Stratford-upon-Avon.