Ends with Tears

Theatre / Princess Alice

Written and Directed by Joseph Joy-Panie Moloko, Ends with Tears is a theatre production about Gender Based Violence and its root causes. A respected police officer’s abusive childhood impacts on his ability to have positive relationships with his wife and step-daughter. This is a story that explores toxic relationships, the legacies of childhood trauma, and the difficulty of leaving.

The play has been performed at Telling Stories Festival 2022, Taung Calabash 2022, and Matlosana CATA Play Festival 2021.


Joseph Moloko: Director
Jabu Mabaso: Actor
Lerato Hlatywayo: Actress
Kelebogile Keagile: Actress
Tshepang: Stage Manager
Koketso: Technical Officer
Masego: Props Officer


Joseph Panie Moloko (Father/Husband) started acting at the age of 13. He later joined the Matimba Youth Club where he grew his career in theatre. He has written and directed a musical play called The Lost Child, which was awarded Most Promising Play, Best Novice Director and Best Actress at SANCTA One-ACT Play in 2009. He also wrote INYEMBEZI – The Tears, which was awarded Best Novice Director, Best Technical Excellency, Best Foyer, Most Promising Actress in Leading Role, Most Promising Actor in Leading Role, Best Musical Play, Best Ensemble and Best Original Script at SANCTA One-ACT Play in 2017. He has written, directed and acted in Ends with Tears, which was awarded Best Director, Best Original Script, Best Production at Telling Stories Arts Festival 2022, and participated at Taung Calabash hosted by Mmabana Arts & Culture.

Lerato Vinolia Hlatywayo (Wife/Mother) is originally from Jouberton in North West Province. She is a part-time local TV presenter at Platinum North West TV, and a part-time local radio personality at Star FM. She is an upcoming actress and social media guru.

Kelebogile Keagile (Daughter/Boitumelo) is a young model and fashionista. She started acting recently, but has a passion and hunger to grow. She has been spotted as a Most Promising Actress in Supporting Role for her character of Boitumelo in Ends with Tears.

  • Venue: Princess Alice
  • City: Makhanda
  • Location: Princess Alice Hall, 18D African St, Grahamstown, Makhanda, 6139
  • Ticket Price: R30.00
  • Genre: Theatre
  • Duration: 45mins
  • Ages: PG
  • Language: English and Setswana
June 29, 2022   10:00 - 10:45
June 30, 2022   12:00 - 12:45
July 01, 2022   16:00 - 16:45
July 02, 2022   18:00 - 18:45