This musical theatre piece explores life in the ghetto. Several families live in one room. Many freeze to death in the winter. Their voices are known for begging and complaining. The beauty of the community is overshadowed by street garbage, sewage, smuggling and suffering. Death and poverty leave a smell in the air. Despite this, children don’t stop playing outside with toys made out of rubbish, bricks, wood, cigarette boxes and empty cans. Ghetto The Musical also takes the audience through a sensory journey of criminal experiences caused by the struggle of artists through COVID-19 lockdown in the Ghetto.
Written and Directed by Luyolo Shaba Sentile
Performed by Eastern Cape Theatre Artists
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Luyolo Sentile is a theatre graduate, playwright, director and art activist. Sentile has worked with Gibson Kente productions, performed: How Long, Too Late; and industrial theatre projects. He is well known for community theatre projects in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, and has written and directed a number of plays including a prominent award-winning play, “What If Jesus Was A Tsotsi?”