I See You

by Mongiwekhaya

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If sold out, a returns queue will run from one hour before each performance, in person at the Royal Court Box Office. International Playwrights: A Genesis Foundation Project I SEE YOU (English) NGIYAKUBONA (Zulu) EK SIEN JOU (Afrikaans) NDIYAKUBONA (Xhosa) "I don't need your sorries white boy, yes. You heard right. You know white people think we are the same? We both look black. But only one of us is black" Post-Apartheid South Africa, after dark. Ben meets Skinn for a night out. But the party is interrupted by the police. Ben, a young student who doesn't know his own history, is accused of a crime he didn't commit. And Officer Buthelezi, a former freedom fighter, can't let it go. Based on a real encounter. “Speak to me in your mother-tongue and I will let you go.” Noma Dumezweni makes her directorial debut. After its run in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs I See You will play at the Market Theatre Johannesburg. "THE BIG IDEA: I SEE YOU": www.royalcourttheatre.com/season/the-big-idea-i-see-you The Big Idea is a strand of work at the Royal Court offering audiences radical thinking and provocative discussion inspired by the work on stage. "Find out more": www.royalcourttheatre.com/season/the-big-idea-i-see-you The Market Theatre Based in Johannesburg's vibrant Newtown Precinct, "The Market Theatre": markettheatre.co.za/ was established in 1976 to operate as an independent, non-racial playhouse during the country's apartheid regime. The theatre is renowned world-wide for brilliant anti-apartheid productions as well as the premieres of many of Athol Fugard's award-winning dramas. The Market Theatre's history is intertwined with the cultural, social and political struggle for freedom in South Africa. The Market Theatre has a legacy for riveting storytelling and creating dialogue and thus has launched many initiatives that have supported and showcased many outstanding theatre productions. I See You is presented as part of International Playwrights: A Genesis Foundation Project. It was developed during the Royal Court's new writing project in South Africa which began in 2013. The project was supported by the British Council and Connect ZA. Age Guidance 14+ Running time: 1 hour 20 minutes (no interval) There may be flashing lights, haze effect & smoking in this production. If you have any concerns, please contact our Box Office who will be able to assist you. "Insight Workshops are available for schools attending this production": www.royalcourttheatre.com/youngcourt/education/study-days/insight-workshops/ !/files/images/applicationfiles/1115.7231.MT_NewLogo3/230x400.bywidth.jpg!


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