Entertainment Bites 23 October 2017

‘The suitcase’ opens at the Market Theatre

After a successful six-week tour in the UK, “The Suitcase” is set to run at the Market Theatre from 20 October to 26 November. South African writer Es’kia Mphahlele wrote the original short story that has now been adapted for the stage by director James Ngcobo. The play features actors Desmond Dube, Masasa Mbangeni (Thembeka from “Scandal!”), Siyabonga Twala, John Lata and Nokukhanya Dlamini,

Set in 1950’s Sophiatown, the play tells the story of a young black couple that dreams of wealth and social upstanding. Together they leave for the city and soon discover the hardships that come with city life. Unemployment, poverty and the pressures of city life become too much for the young husband who must struggle to provide for his pregnant wife. One day on a bus, he steals an unattended suitcase. The stolen suitcase soon leads to dramatic twists and consequences.


Phray Creatives Launch

UP student, Euphracia Montwedi is a second year Fine Arts student who launched her own creatives company, Phray Creatives, at an event she called Phray Beauty.

The launch was hosted at Li’Theca guesthouse in Sunnyside on 13 October. The event was hosted to celebrate the diversity of what beauty and makeup have become, and what they will grow and turn into. This event hosted some of the most well-renowned beauty and makeup YouTubers in South Africa, and they include Mihlali Ndamase, Ashley Mbuyisa, and Thandi Gama.

“I hosted this event to highlight and shift away from the perception that wearing makeup means a woman is insecure; I want this event to show that makeup is also a form of art, with your face as a canvas and makeup as the paint. We are just making art,” Montwedi said of the event.

The event had a successful turnout, with a large number of the attendees being students from UP.


Compiled by Naomie-Lisa Kobbie and Dinah Ramonyai 

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