Theatre / Rehearsal Room

A life-threatening drought plagues the eNkalweni queendom, and the prodigal daughter has come of age and has returned to find her mother’s bones and restore ubuHlubi magic. However, she has been cursed with a serious drinking problem that developed during her years in exile. Will Khusela find her mother’s bones so that she can perform the sacred ritual to bring back the rain? Or will her quest prove to be futile against the drinking curse and Zwelibanzi’s dark magic

Production Credits

Producer: Azanian Dynasty

Writer & Director: Sifiso 'Ona' Ngwane

Musical Director: Sive Joyi

Set Designer: Shilongane Nkoana, Gugulethu Gwamanda, Otlotleng Kole

Costume Designer: Lwazi Pinyana

Project Manager: Vuyolwethu Madyibi

Stage Managers: Jordan Legodi

Cast: Kwandokuhle Kampi,Vuyolwethu Madyibi, Sive Joyi, Anita Mihlali Matwa, Afika Yibanathi Nhleko, Bonani Ngamlane, Lilitha Ndevu

About the Artists

Sifiso Ngwane is a theatre-maker, musician and author. Ngwane is a founder and manager of an interdisciplinary theatre-based company, the Azanian Dynasty. She is a Junior Lecturer at the Wits School of Arts Theatre and Performance division, where she is completing a Master’s degree specialising in African Storytelling with a Womanist Aesthetic. She worked as a Research Assistant in Nso Ani and the Trials of Okwonkwo, an adaptation of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart (2021) and Kafka’s Ape (2021). Ngwane writes reviews for Culture Review Magazine, and her first short story, Msafiri and the Magic Tea, was published online in BKO Magazine. She is a writer and director of multiple theatre productions such as her MA Creative project; Umkhangeli Ongenagama which debut in 2023 at the Performance Studies international conference at the Centre for the less good idea, and Abamhlophe which debut at Wits Drama for Life in 2024. 

  • Venue: Rehearsal Room
  • Location: Monument Building
  • Ticket price: ZAR 80.00
  • Programme type: The Fringe
  • Genre: Theatre
  • Duration: 70 mins
    • Suitable for All Ages
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