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September 17, 2009

Elephants come to Cape Town

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The Baxter Theatre in Rondebosch is the venue for the Jungle Theatre Company’s Indlovu People, a family show about elephants from their creation to the present day. The mystical Xama from the clan Indlovu is our storyteller. He tells of a time before people, when elephants lived freely without the boundaries set by humans.

We meet a family of masked elephants and are invited into their magical lives. Enter the colonial clowns who start popping their guns and begin the love-hate relationship that we have with elephants today.

Through catchy music, visual humour, innovative puppetry and fun involvement, Indlovu People compels the audience to help find a safe future for these majestic creatures. It is best suited for ages eight and up. The development of this show was funded by the International Fund for Animal Welfare and the performance by the Cape Tercentenary Foundation.

The show was originally directed by Stuart Palmer and is currently being developed by director Heather Mac with performers Mfundo Hashe, Nimray Kruger, Charity Mkhasibe and Vincent Meyburgh.

Indlovu People is showing at 12h00 on Saturday September 26.

Tickets cost R30 and can be bought through Computicket. For block bookings contact the Jungle Theatre Company on +27 21 788 5641 or info@jungletheatre.co.za.

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