DUT presents Chronicles of Jack

Dickson Dukwana (front) with Thato (Brian Duma) and the DUT students.

A quirky original tragi-comedy about the life of a rural student at a city university, Chronicles of Jack, is a new play that has been especially written for and will be performed by DUT students at the Courtyard theatre this month.

Written by Mbasa Tsetsana, the production takes a wry look at the experiences of a young student from rural Eastern Cape, and his challenges to adapt to an urban city campus as part of the Fees Must Fall generation – about some of the social complexities, clashing ideologies and tussle between tradition and self-discovery.

The action is performed to a soundtrack of African traditional songs, and newly-composed original numbers.

The production features 24 students chosen from an open audition from first, second and third years and is directed by DUT drama student Sphephelo Dlamini and Dr Pamela Tancsik. Dlamini has also composed the original music

It was written especially for DUT drama undergraduates to allow the students to experience a very intense, high-impact rehearsal process: the whole project from start to finish will take ten days – with the rehearsal process itself scheduled to take only 48 hours.

The concept will allow participating students to have a taste of life in a post-academic world with challenging industry-appropriate deadlines.

It also encourages focus, concentration, commitment, resourcefulness and efficiency.

The public performances will take place on Friday, August 18 and Saturday, August 19.

For more information call 031 3732194 or email [email protected].

The double bill starts at 6pm. Tickets are R30 at the door and R20 for students.

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