Arts & Culture

Theatre: The Island

Johannesburg

One of South Africa's most significant theatrical works, The Island, gets a youthful remake with Atandwa Kani and Nat Ramabulana.

The setting is Robben Island, where two prisoners rehearse a performance of Sophocles’s Antigone. One is a dreamer; the other is a reluctant performer. The Island was written by Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona, and was first performed in 1973. Its themes of the resilience of the human heart and spirit resonate as strongly as it did then.

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