Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) and The Market Theatre in South Africa host the world premieres of Cadre, written by Omphile Molusi, in Chicago as part of CST's World's Stage Series February 15-23, 2013 and in Johannesburg, South Africa, March 18-April 14, 2013. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below.
Following Molusi's internationally acclaimed production Itsoseng, presented by Chicago Shakespeare in 2010, Cadre is inspired by true events in the life of an activist during and after the apartheid era. Cadre is produced by CST, with Richard Jordan Productions Ltd in association with The Market Theatre of Johannesburg and Adelaide Festival of Arts. Committed to fostering dialogue on the important political issues explored in this production, Chicago Shakespeare is encouraging broad-based participation by offering all tickets for $20.
Omphile Molusi takes on the principle role in Cadre, and is joined by South African actors Sello Motloung and Lillian Tshabalala. Sello Motloung has performed in multiple productions at The Market Theatre, and Lillian Tshabalala reunites with Molusi after performing under his direction in several plays. Performed in English, the production is punctuated with African songs performed in Setswana, Zulu and Xhosa.
Chicago Shakespeare Theater's ten-performance World's Stage presentation of Cadre runs February 15-23, 2013 in the theater Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare. Performed in English with African songs in Setswana, Zulu and Xhosa. All tickets for Cadre are on sale now for $20. All patrons receive a 40% discount on guaranteed parking in Navy Pier garages. Additionally, Navy Pier is offering $10 parking after 5 p.m. through March 17, 2013. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Chicago Shakespeare Theater's Box Office at 312.595.5600 or visit the Theater's website at www.chicagoshakes.com.
Photo Credit: Michael Brosilow
Omphile Molusi and Sello Motloung
Lillian Tshabalala, Omphile Molusi and Sello Motloung
Omphile Molusi and Lillian Tshabalala