The Weekend Guide

No Easter Sunday for Queers (Paul Botes)

No Easter Sunday for Queers (Paul Botes)

Sophiatown: After a family is forcibly removed from their home in Sophiatown during the 1950s, their lives are interrupted when a Jewish woman responds to their rental advertisement in Meadowlands. Under the direction of Aubrey Sekhabi, this legacy musical is revived with a new cast and a new take on the timeless plot. Details: The production will be showcased until September 15 at the South African State Theatre, 320 Pretorius Street, Pretoria Central. Tickets cost R100 to R120 and can be purchased from webtickets.
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Cowhouse Market: Visit Hazeldean in Pretoria for their gourmet food and craft market where patrons can expect free entry, parking and entertainment. All you have to pay for is the food, beverages and crafts that you buy. Details: The market takes place from August 24 to 25 at Cowhouse Market, Ridge Road & Oukraal Boulevard, Hazeldean, Pretoria. Entry is free. For more information visit their website

The Old Man and the Sea: This South African adaptation of Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea tells the story of a fisherman who moves to the Gulf of Mexico after he has not caught a fish in 84 days. This contemporary adaptation works around themes of life, death, brotherhood and existence using chorus, movement theatre and innovative set and sound designs. Details: The production is being showcased until August 24 at the Fugard Theatre, Corner Caledon & Lower Buitenkant Street, District Six. Tickets cost R140 to R160. Fore more information or to book tickets visit

Nasty Womxn: Written and directed by Dara Beth — with cues from Greek mythologies of Persephone, Medusa and other not so well-known characters — this collection of on-stage sketches map out how contemporary womxn making their way through their every day. Details: The production will be showcased until August 24 at Alexander Bar, 76 Strand Street, Cape Town. Tickets cost R90 to R110. for more information or to book your ticket visit

Gomeri: Inspired by the biblical narrative where God commands Hosea to marry a sex worker, this play tells an unlikely love story to tackle themes of heteronormativity, slut shaming, objectification and romantic heterosexual relationships. Performers include Hlengiwe Pearl, Thembinkosi Manqele, Kinalma Bashman and Titus Mekgwe. Details: The production takes place until August 25 at the Joburg Theatre, corner Simmonds Street & Stiemens Road Braamfontein. Tickets cost R120 and can be purchased from For more information visit

University of Johannesburg Weekend of Jazz: Jazz lovers are invited to join the University of Johannesburg’s staff, students and alumni in jamming to an array of jazz music this weekend. You can expect the likes of Nduduzo Makhathini, Gabi Motuba, The Brother Moves On and Nomisupasta. Details: The festival will take place this weekend until August 24 at the University of Johannesburg’s Arts Centre, Kingsway Campus corner University Road and Kingsway Auckland Park. Tickets cost R50 to R120. For more information or to purchase a ticket visit

No Easter Sunday for Queers: Adapted from Koleka Putuma’s poem of the same name, and directed by Mwenya Kabwe, this stage play explores the hate crimes that lesbian and trans womxn are subject to through the queer protagonist’s relationship with her father, a pastor. Details: The stage play will be showcased until August 24 at the Market Theatre, 56 Margaret Mcingana Street, Newtown. Tickets cost R90 and can be purchased from For more information visit their website

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