To stay above the water, Sizwe Banzi might just have to put himself below the ground. John Kani won a Tony Award for Best Actor for his astonishing performance in a historic collaboration with South Africa’s greatest playwright, Athol Fugard (Master Harold and the Boys, Valley Song). Now, 40 years later, Kani brings us a new production of this soaring and personal play, direct from South Africa’s acclaimed Market Theatre. As relevant now as it was then, Sizwe Banzi is Dead is an exquisite demonstration of the political power of storytelling. A striking tale of heroism and perseverance, this powerful drama is filled with surprising humor and uplifting faith in the human spirit.

A co-production with The Market Theatre and Syracuse Stage.

 
 
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Jan 8 - Unrelenting Voices Read-In
Jan 23 - Opening Night
Jan 25 - Dialogue on Drama
Jan 28 - Post-Show Discussion
Jan 29 - Pride Night
Feb 1 - Post-Show Discussion
Feb 5 - Wellness Fair 2015
Feb 8 - In Conversation
Feb 11 - Dinner & Theater
Feb 15 - Closing Performance