Royal Court Theatre’s sell out play, I See You, transfers to The Market Theatre, Johannesburg
20 April 2016
“Speak to me in your mother-tongue and I will let you go”
On Wednesday 13 April Mongiwekhaya’s I See You transferred to The Market Theatre, Johannesburg for the second phase of its inaugural run. Presented as part of International Playwrights: A Genesis Foundation Project, I See Youwas developed during the Royal Court’s new writing project in South Africa and premièred to critical acclaim when it opened at the Royal Court Theatre in February 2016; a series of 22 sold out performances followed.
In response to the overwhelmingly positive response to the play and in recognition of its significance at an important time in South Africa’s history, the production’s tour has now been extended to include a run of performances at The Fugard Studio Theatre, Cape Town between 6 May and 28 May 2016.
Based on a real encounter, I See You is set after dark in Post-Apartheid South Africa and addresses the questions of a new generation of South Africans encountering their country’s traumatised past.
The Genesis Foundation supports the Royal Court’s ground-breaking work with emerging playwrights from around the world. Led by Elyse Dodgson, Head of the International Department, the Royal Court Theatre has worked with playwrights in 70 countries. Each year, it works to develop emerging international talent through workshops, residencies and touring.
Find out more about the Genesis Foundation’s partnership with the Royal Court Theatre here.