Tonight saw the opening of ‘The Summoning of Everyman’ at POPArt Theatre in Maboneng. This play is co-directed by Mahlatsi Mokgonyana and Billy Edward – the dynamic duo who brought us ‘Just Antigone’ and ‘Tswalo’.
The play exists as a theatre ‘classic’, often studied in schools as a benchmark of religious texts in the 1500s and prior. Written in 1510, this show is so old that the author is unknown!
Knowing the directors however, the piece will be anything but dated.
Performed by Khanyisile Ngwabe, Dimpho More, Ratanang Mogotsi and Nomathamsanqa Mhlakaza, the show is described as an:
“accessible adaptation of a well-known classical text (The Summoning of Everyman) recreated for young audiences and performed by an all-female cast.
The Summoning of Everyman uses allegorical characters to examine the question of Christian salvation and what Man must do to attain it. The premise is that the good and evil deeds of one’s life will be tallied by God after death, as in a ledger book. The play is the allegorical accounting of the life of Everyman, who represents all mankind. In the course of the action, Everyman tries to convince other characters to accompany him in the hope of improving his account. All the characters are also allegorical, each personifying an abstract idea such as Fellowship, (material) Goods, and Knowledge”.
The show will only be on until Sunday, so make sure to book your tickets NOW!
FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1303743913001814/?active_tab=about
POPArt Page: https://popartcentre.co.za/show/001_MAR_17/
2-4 March @ 8pm
5 March @ 3:30pm
Tickets R100 at the door (R80 online)