An exciting April Public Holiday line-up is being offered by the Goethe-Institut.
From the Press Release: “The team of the Goethe-Institut in Johannesburg wishes you happy Easter holidays and would like to invite you to a public reading and a performance piece.1. Princess Mhlongo’s TRAPPED: Theatre performance at GoetheonMain
Tick Tock Productions in partnership with the Goethe-Institut showcase TRAPPED, a play based on George C. Wolfe’s The Colored Museum. Director Princess Mhlongo will be presenting TRAPPED; it will showcase 11 vignettes which will accentuate stereotypes of not only blacks but stereotypes that all humans can relate to. Tick Tock Productions will present 3 of the 11 vignettes of TRAPPED at GoetheonMain. Each vignette is different, can stand on its own and deals with social, religious and political topics. It takes place in a museum where “exhibits” in the museum are modern blacks torn between the cultural legacy of oppression and uprising and the demand of living in the present. TRAPPED tackles worldwide issues making the audience realise that the story told could be theirs. We all have found ourselves TRAPPED, how we set ourselves free is the question.RSVP is not necessary, admission is free.When: Thursday, 28 April and Friday, 29 April at 18.30 for 19.00Where: GoetheonMain at ArtsonMain, City&SuburbanMore information 2. Yoko Tawada: Public Lecture at the Goethe-Institut „Ich nahm Abu Simbel von meinen Kamerun und ging Los Angeles, verabredet um drei Uhr. Ein Sonntag mit leuchtenden Aluminiumblättern in Berlin. Zigarettenautomaten waren Heilbronn, Fahrkartenautomaten waren Kapstadt.”-Excerpt from Slavia in Berlin-Yoko Tawada, born 1960 in Tokyo, studied literature in Tokyo and Hamburg and has been living in Hamburg since 1982. Since 1986 she has been publishing poetry in German and Japanese. On 26 April at 7pm she will read her poetry at the library of the Goethe-Institut. No admission fee.This events is organised by the „Gesellschaft für Deutsche Sprache” (German language society) and will be in German.When: Tueday, 26 April at 19.00Where: Goethe-Institut, 119 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood, Johannesburg”