Acclaimed stage productions “Silent Voice,” “Askari,” and “Shaka Zulu: The Gaping Wound” are set to be shown on the big screen at Ster-Kinekor Theatres (SKT) cinemas in the first half of 2022.
The showing of these productions is part of a game-changing collaboration between the South African State Theatre (SAST) and SKT to promote stage-to-screen content in cinemas, which began in July of last year.
“Silent Voices” will be screened from March 25 through April 15.
Presley Chweneyagae, Boitumelo Shisana wa Sekgobela, Zenzo Ngqobe, and Tumelo’ Don’ Mosenye feature in this film written and directed by Aubrey Sekhabi.
This fascinating story follows four men on the run after a botched heist turns into murder, with some poignant and realistic observations on life in modern-day South Africa.
As their plans fall apart, the audience is thrust into the middle of the action, becoming pawns in a high-stakes fight for survival.
“Askari” will be screened from April 2 till May 15.
Sello Maseko and Mdu Nhlapo wrote the script, while Sello Maseko directed the film.
Askari is based on the actual event of men and women who infiltrated organised civic movements and student organisations to recruit unsuspecting youth and influential leaders.
The story delves into the personal accounts of those in charge of inflicting agony, fear, and death.
Through compelling storytelling, dance, and music, these stories of betrayal and death, redemption and forgiveness are conveyed.
“Shaka Zulu, The Gaping Wound” will be screened from May 20 till June 19.
Directed by Meshack Mavuso and written by Bongani Linda, the film stars Thembinkosi Chagwe (as Shaka Zulu), Nkanyiso Bhengu (Dingane), and Mduduzi Mabaso (Mshongweni).
Shaka Zulu is a musical that tells the story of uShaka ka Senzangakhona, a world-renowned warrior king who was a visionary, a diplomat, a military strategist, and a nation builder who sought to construct one solid and inclusive nation in Southern Africa.
His story is recounted through the perspective of a praise singer, transporting audiences to a golden past and leading them back to a proudly and shamelessly Pan-African future through exhilarating song, praise poetry, and energetic Zulu dancing.