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Sizwe Banzi is Dead ()

Produced by

Township Theatre

Presented by

World Stage

Playwrights: Athol Fugard and John Kani and Winston Ntshona
Director: Peter Brook


Harbourfront Centre Theatre


April 18th, 2007 – April 22nd, 2007


Sizwe Banzi is in desperate need to provide for his family. The problem lies in that his passbook contains the wrong information and this prevents him from finding work. In concert with his friend Buntu, they discover a corpse lying by the side of the road, and the idea of lifting the dead man’s papers might provide the ability to work. An engaging and humorous production of beautiful simplicity. (Show Press Release)


Habib Dembélé Performer
Pitcho Womba Konga Performer

Creative Team

Athol Fugard Playwright
John Kani Playwright
Winston Ntshona Playwright
Peter Brook Director
Marie-Hélène Estienne French Adaptation
Philippe Vialatte Lighting Designer
Abdou Ouloguem Set Designer


Marko Rankov Production


Malcolm Harris Technical Director
Patrick Hales Head Electrician
Sam Shaw Audio Engineer