Chicago Shakespeare Theater and Richard Jordan Productions Ltd in association with the Market Theatre of Johannesburg
Feb 24 – Mar 8, 2015
Eligible for 14/15 Cultch subscription packages.
Feb 24-28, Mar 3-7: 8PM
Feb 28, 7, 8: 2PM
Mar 1: 2PM The Vancouver South African Film Festival (VSAFF) is proud to host the afternoon production of Cadre followed by a reception in support of Education without Borders. For tickets to this special performance, click here.
Lively post-show talkbacks: Feb 25, Mar 1, 4
Running time: 70 minutes, no intermission
Following last year’s hit Mies Julie, we present another mesmerizing work from South Africa, inspired by true events in the life of an activist during, and after, the Apartheid era. Cadre explores the life of a former soldier in the Azanian People’s Liberation Army who struggles with feelings of disappointment and betrayal in his quest for democracy. Moving in time between Apartheid and post-Apartheid periods in South Africa’s turbulent past, Cadre is a story of dreams and change, honoring families, friends and all the unsung heroes who died hoping for a better future.
Warning: Contains mature content and gunshots
If you want theatre that grabs you by the throat, brain and/or balls – if you want theatre that shows you a life and world that is likely beyond your imagining – if you like to feel things and be moved by live performance, then you should see this play!” — David C. Jones, OUT TV
Hits home because it’s so relevant in Canada…skilled and important. It’s a postcard we should be grateful to receive” — Colin Thomas, The Georgia Straight
Scars of apartheid offer intense audience experience” — Erika Thorklenson, The Vancouver Sun
A devastatingly powerful piece….Cadre reminds us of the real price of freedom” — Mark Robins, Vancouver Presents
“Molusi does an excellent job in showing the devastating moral dilemmas Gregory finds himself trapped in” — Chicago Theatre Beat
A high quality piece of theatre that is well worth catching.” — British Theatre Guide