8th ANNUAL BUYA SCHOOLS THEATRE FESTIVAL
13 to 17 MAY 2013
The eighth annual Buya Schools Theatre Festival will run from Monday 13 to Friday 17 May 2013 in the H.B. Thom Theatre, Stellenbosch. The Festival presents audiences with an outstanding array of young talent. Some 5 groups perform each afternoon from 16.00 onwards. The schools and youth groups are drawn from the greater Khayelitsha area, with some representation from Kayamandi, Lwandle and the Boland.
Although the dialogue is largely in IsiXhosa, the plots are well set out and with the aid of excellent dance and song, language is really not a huge factor. Audiences will be astounded by the wide range of themes and the unbridled enthusiasm shown by these budding artists. You are cordially invited to spend the week or just an afternoon in the pleasant surrounds of the H.B. Thom Theatre - entirely free of charge.
The public are also more than welcome to attend the Awards Ceremony on Saturday, 18th May from 10.00 onwards. The ceremony includes a short guest performance along with a discussion on matters relating to drama and theatre in schools.
For further information telephone 021 461-4279
Dates 13 to 17 May 2013
Time 16.00 daily (Awards, Saturday 18 May from 10.00)
Venue H. B. Thom Theatre, Stellenbosch
Genre Theatre presentations by Schools and Youth Theatre Groups
Language IsiXhosa, English
*Issued by Johan Esterhuizen (for Drama Department, University of Stellenbosch) Co-organiser, Byua Schools Theatre Festival.