Warren Nebe in association with Drama For Life presents Hayani

The dynamic new acting duo Atandwa Kani and Nat Ramabulana created a sensation with the premiere of Hayani at the National Arts Festival in 2009, receiving standing ovations.

Hayani means “home” in Venda, and the play explores what this means in South Africa. It delves into the stories of two unique South Africans to reveal a complex, honest and poignant journey towards understanding themselves as South Africans and what it means to be a South African. Atandwa Kani, originally from New Brighton in Port Elizabeth, and Nat Ramabulana, from Thohoyandou in Limpopo, weave personal narratives against the tumultuous transitional years in South Africa.

They are consummate entertainers as they play each other’s parents and siblings, turning the performance space into an interactive playground of very personal memories. With live music on stage, they take the audience on a magical journey of intimate and beautiful storytelling.

Take a look at our interview with Nat about the show.

Written and performed Nat Ramabulana and Atandwa Kani.
Directed by Warren Nebe.
Music by MacFarlane

BAXTER MONDAYS: Have a light meal in the Baxter restaurant and see a performance of Hayani for only R100

For discounted block bookings, charities, corporate bookings and fundraisers please contact Sharon Ward on 021 680 3962, e-mail sharon.ward@uct.ac.za, or Carmen Kearns on 021 680 3993, e-mail carmen.kearns@uct.ac.za

8 Aug - 31 Aug

Starts: 7:00 pm

Additional Performances:
15 Aug - 11:00 am

Drama / Golden Arrow Studio

Hayani means “home” in Venda, and the two upcoming stars, Nat Ramabulana and Atandwa Kani explore what this means in South Africa.