This production is about a young gentleman who is living with depression due to what happened 20 years back. His life changed drastically after he discovered his fiancée was working with her ex lover to get money from him. This betrayal led him to murder and burn both their bodies to ash.
Now, 21 years later, he has decided to confess.
This is a psychological thriller that’s supported by operatic soundscapes.
Supervisor: Mandla Mbothwe
Writer & Director: Siphosethu Psyfo Dayimani
Cast: Karabo Rabaloi, Mpumelelo Phanginxiwa
Lighting: Bamanye Yeko
Set Design: Lungile Cindi
Stage Manager: Sipho Nuse
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Siphosethu ‘Psyfo’ Dayimani was born in a small town called Molteno in the Eastern Cape, and got his early training in classical music in preparatory school, and fell in love with art in primary school. Siphosethu didn’t consider art as a career for himself until attending the University of the Western Cape to pursue his career in Bachelor of Law degree in 2017. He decided to change course and is currently is studying Theatre and Performance. He has been part of numerous productions in Cape Town and Johannesburg.
2014: He performed in ‘Opening Act’ during The Northern Arts Festival.
2015: He performed in a short film called ‘The Plan’ by Sipho Stuurman on Mzantsi Bioskop.
2015: He performed in a theatre show ‘Lazy Eyes’ during kykNET varsity sing visits in UWC with Lissandra Khumalo.
2016: He performed in ‘Ubudoda’ by Luntu Masiza during Zabalaza Festival.
2016: He performed in ‘Silence’ by Thabang Baleni featuring Northlink College during Khaya Festival.
2017: He performed in, wrote, and directed ‘100 Reasons’ that won season 4 of UDUBS got talent with Qhawekazi Mlungu.
2017: He wrote and directed ‘Sleepwalker’ during Schools Festival
2018: He directed a UWC DRAMA SOCIETY production ‘Breakdown’ by Vuyani Jantjies.
2018: He performed his piece ‘His 10 Fingers’.
2019: He is was a casting producer for ‘Inkaba’ short film by Sipho Nuse.
2020: He directed his graduation production at UCT.
Mpumelelo Phanginxiwa is from Phillippi and is currently a Theatre and Performance student at UCT. Since 2012 he has been a facilitator and acting director of the International Theatre Project, and in 2017 he trained at the Magnet Theatre. He believes in using theatre to give back to his community and to inspire change and hope. He believes that there is value in telling untold and unpopular stories to empower disadvantaged people within communities. Performing in Mandla Mbotwe’s ‘G7: Okhwe Bhokwe’ was one of the performances that have led him to this ideology, but also taught him the importance of acknowledging all martyred leaders in our history. He has participated in the Zabalaza Festival multiple times: in 2010 with Jackson Vuka’s ‘The Revolution of Nongqawuse’, in 2017 with Cedwil Klass and Balisa Motlali’s ‘Democrisis’ and in 2019 with Solomon Mashiane’s ‘Trapped’ – for which he was nominated Best Actor. He has also participated in Ithembalabantu Community Centre; ASSITEJ’s Festival and Heritage Day performance in the New Africa Theatre, amongst others. He was honoured to perform in ‘Nothing but the Truth’ by John Kani, directed by Mandla Mbothwe. He enjoys the platform of exploration, playing and development that theatre gives.
Karabo Rabaloi is a student at UCT majoring in Opera Music. Karabo started singing at the age of 3 and playing instruments from the age of 4. She has competed in eisteddfods under the examination body of Unisa and Royal Schools until grade 6. Through the past 7 years, she has travelled to Latvia, Kreuzwertheim, Vienna Poland and more for world choir games, concerts and festivals with the Magaliesberg Children’s Choir. In 2018 she took part in the annual Concerto Festival and competed in the World Choir games 2018 with the Crawford College Pretoria Choir. She won the DALRO SCHOLARSHIP singers category in 2018. She enrolled at the South African Music College of Music as an opera singer, and staged as a chorus member in I Capuleti I Montechi.