Iconic play about TRC deals with concept of reconciliation

'The Story I Am about to Tell' - conceptualised by Bobby Rodwell and directed by Monageng ”Vice” Motshabi, is an iconic play on the TRC that deals with the concept of reconciliation.

Revised and revisited as The Story I Am About To Tell, it asks some critical questions as we enter the 20th year since the TRC first opened its doors in April 1996.

702's Azania Mosaka this afternoon spoke to Rodwell about the play that revisits an important part of post-apartheid South African history. Listen to the conversation below:

The original cast was made up of three actors, the late Ramolao Makhene, Kenneth Nkosi and Dan Robbertse; and three Khulumani Support Group members, who told their own stories as told at the TRC, the late Duma Khumalo of the Sharpeville Six; Catherine Mlangeni, mother of the activist Bheki Mlangeni; and activist Thandi Shezi, told their own stories in the play.

Poet Lesego Rampolokeng wrote the dialogue in the original, with the ‘real people’ writing and telling their own stories as testimony on stage, directed by Robert Colman.


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