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DUT Drama Studies Stages Spirits and Bones 

DUT Drama Studies Stages Spirits and Bones 

The Durban University of Technology’s Department of Drama and Production Studies is proud to present its latest production: Spirits and Bones which opens at the Courtyard Theatre, DUT Gate 7, Ritson Campus, Steve Biko Road, Berea, on Thursday, 13 August 2015 at 19h00.

This energetic, amusing, thought provoking musical tale is yet another masterpiece by Thapelo “Mthakathi” Motloung and is directed by DUT Lecturer Siza Mthembu with musical direction by Sizwe Nzimande from Ukhozi FM soapie’sKusa Kusa.

Spirit and Bones is about abangoma (traditional healers). The production addresses the stigma surrounding traditional healers where they are perceived as witchdoctors who are evil and unholy.

The production unashamedly sings the praises of abongoma through music, dance and drama; celebrating their roles within society from days gone by to present, being the individuals who uphold and preserve the local traditions, culture and heritage of this continent.

In 2010, Spirit and Bones was staged in at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival, PACOFS as well as at the State Theatre’s Mzansi Fela Festival.

The production is scheduled as follows:

Dates: 13 – 15 August 2015

Time: 19:00

Tickets: R40 (adults), R20 (students and pensioners)

For more information, please contact Lebo Sibisi or Busi Mqadi (031) 373 2194 or

Pictured: The cast of Spirit and Bones which is being staged at the DUT Courtyard Theatre from 13-15 August 2015.

Picture by Val Adamson.


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