Theatre / Gymnasium

Set against the backdrop of a post-apartheid South Africa, the play centers around Shadrack, an outspoken and resentful young boy, shaped by the absence of his ex-freedom-fighter father, who only returned when Shadrack was an adolescent.


The narrative reveals the complex dynamics within Shadrack's family, exploring the clash between a single mother's efforts and a father attempting to reconnect after years away. Shadrack's deep-seated anger serves as a poignant reflection on the challenges faced by children growing up in destabilised black communities, grappling with the consequences of a fractured past and the influence of negative peer relationships.


As the play unfolds, it underscores the crucial role of community support in reshaping lives, emphasising the transformative power of understanding, forgiveness, and reconciliation. Through Shadrack's journey, the production offers a nuanced exploration of the lingering impact of historical events on personal lives and the collective struggle for healing and redemption.

  • Venue: Gymnasium
  • Location: Victoria Girl's High School
  • Ticket price: ZAR 50.00
  • Programme type: The Fringe
  • Genre: Theatre
  • Duration: 55 min
    • Strong Language
June 24, 2024 14:30 - 15:25
June 25, 2024 18:30 - 19:25
June 28, 2024 10:30 - 11:25
June 29, 2024 18:30 - 19:25
June 30, 2024 14:00 - 15:25