The Young Vic Theatre - 2014 productions at Maria studio
The Young Vic Theatre has announced three plays to be performed at the Maria studio for 2014. These are ...
Sizwe Banzi is Dead, by Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona. Directed by Matthew Xia, with design by Hyemi Shin, light by Ciaran Cunningham and sound by Richard Hammarton. Sibusiso Mamba plays 'Sizwe Banzi' alongside Tonderai Munyevu as 'Styles/Buntu.' The production runs from 6 Feb to 1 Mar 2014. The play exposes the struggle for freedom and identity in apartheid-era South Africa, unravelling the brutal absurdities of everyday life under oppression.
Oh My Sweet Land, by Amir Nizar Zuabi, conceived by Corinne Jaber. Amir Nizar Zuabi also directs, whilst Corinne Jaber plays the lead role. The production runs from 9 Apr to 3 May 2014. The play tells the story of one woman’s journey back to Syria as she searches for a lost love amidst war and bloody violence.
Red Forest, devised by Belarus Free Theatre and directed by Nicolai Khalezin. The cast includes members from the aforementioned Belarus Free Theatre. The production runs from 12 Jun to 5 Jul 2014. The play tells real-life stories from people living in war zones, in dictatorships, in unjust and unequal societies across the globe and is also about the story of people who cannot go home - environmental migrants, people displaced by natural disasters.