No Child Left Behind.

solo performance · makha mthembu productions · Ages 14+ · United States of America

one person show
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June 27, 2019 certified reviewer
tagged as: apartheid · south africa · children · solo · woman

What I liked

Mathka is radiant and shines in this overwhelming piece that tugs at your heart.

What I didn't like

not my place-

My overall impression

As soon as you enter the theatre you immediately feel swooped into a classroom. What occurs after the teachers enter the space is a whirlpool of unexpected emotions as you begin to understand, the heartbreaking realities of apartheid. We all have heard the legend of Nelson Mandela but not so familiar is the story of the children of apartheid, who group trying to understand how was their country, not theirs? How they maneuvered with white voices echoing and stealing their rights. In a short amount of time you learn many South African truths, you hear history in Mathka’s voice and you begin to see just how funny the absurd can be if it didn’t want to make you cry.

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