“History has shown us that courage can be contagious, and hope can take on a life of its own” Michelle Obama
The story unfold a tagline chosen to celebrate the 45 years of the Market Theatre in 2021, the story indeed unfolds with the black history month offering Passover written by Antoinette Nwandu. Inspired by Beckett’s Waiting for Godot Antoinette Nwandu’s Pass Over is the story of two young black men who are forever stuck in a cyclical existential conundrum will premier Friday 26 February – Sunday 28 March 2021.
Passover will keep audiences at the edge of their seats and engage with contemporary issues that affect many young people all over the world. The last year has seen many conversations and protests sparked by police brutality in the USA with
For the last five years the Market Theatre has staged and celebrated a black history month production, add all the productions: Paradise Blue 2019, Nina Simone Four Women 2018, One Night in Miami 2017, The Meeting 2017 and A Raisin in the Sun 2016
In the past few years the Market Theatre has made a concerted effort in staging productions written by female playwrights such as Dominique Morisseau – Paradise Blue, Christina Ham – Nina Simone Four Women and Lorraine Hansberry – A Raisin in the Sun. These productions have provided audiences with compelling and diverse content on stage, female playwrights have crafted characters that present a different perspective of the American life that people don’t see on television.
To make block bookings, please contact Anthony Ezeoke 011 832 1641ext 203/ 083 246 4950.