Theatre / City Hall

Step into the captivating world of "PITIKI," an all-women, Sesotho production that takes you on a thrilling journey through the sacred Basotho tradition. Produced by the visionary JahRose Jafta and skillfully directed by Mbuyiselo Nqodi, this theatrical masterpiece explores the age-old practice of PITIKI—a safe haven for Basotho women to gather, share, and rediscover themselves after the profound experience of childbirth. 


Set against the backdrop of indigenous Sesotho sounds and curated by Brian Nhabe and Ntate Kgiba, "PITIKI" weaves together poetry, music, and dance to narrate the sensual and uphill voyage of women seeking counsel, engaging in profound conversations about the various passages of motherhood, and ultimately restoring themselves to their true essence. The production invites the audience to venerate and celebrate the transformation of women as they navigate the intricate tapestry of their lives. 


Featuring a stellar cast including Thandiwe Radebe, Lerato Motloung, Letshego Sefuba, Diile Lebeko, Precious Labane, Dieketseng Motjetje, and Ntetekazi Nyezi, "PITIKI" promises a mesmerising performance that not only showcases the artistic prowess of its talented ensemble but also pays homage to the resilience and strength of Basotho women. With the powerful message, 'Ha re tentshaneng dithethana basadi' echoing through the production, "PITIKI" invites audiences to join this immersive experience, where the richness of Sesotho culture and the profound narratives of women intertwine to create a theatrical masterpiece that is both thought-provoking and deeply moving

  • Venue: City Hall
  • Location: Grahamstown City Hall
  • Ticket price: R80.00
  • Programme type: The Fringe
  • Genre: Theatre
  • Duration: 60 min
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