Ways of Dying at Baxter

Performing Ways of Dying are, in front, Bokang Ntsutle, centre,Anathi Godlo and Tebatso Molapo and, at back, Liam Walsh.

Zakes Mda’s 1995 novel, Ways of Dying, will be presented by the Baxter Theatre Centre and UCT’s Centre for Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies (CTDPS), at the Baxter Flipside for six performances only, from Tuesday November 10 to Saturday November 14, at 7pm, with a Saturday matinee at 3pm.

Adapted and directed by Lara Foot, who directed the work 20 years ago at The Market Theatre, the cast is made up of 14 fourth-year students.

The story follows Toloki an eccentric and dignified professional mourner, who meets his childhood friend, Noria, at her son’s funeral.

They fall in love and move in together, each one teaching the other how to heal and live. Tickets cost R75 and R50 for students. Performances will be limited to 50% percent capacity, with all Covid-19 protocols observed. Book through Webtickets.