Crepuscule performed at Theatre Arts in 2012. Dom was awarded the Naledi Sophie Mcinga New Voices Award in 2013. Crepuscule was commissioned by The Market Theatre where it performed in 2013 and the following year at The Playhouse in Durban. Dom won the Naledi for Best Director.

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Presented in partnership with Distell, The Baxter Theatre and GIPCA
Adapted from Can Themba's short story Crepuscule
Written and Directed by Khayelihle Dom Gumede
Performed by Anele Situlwene, Mikkie-Dene le Roux, MoMo Matsunyane, Glen Biderman-Pam, Luvuyo Mabuto and Nobuhle Ketelo
Mentored by Jennifer Steyn
Poster Design by Warren Turner
Photos by Dex Goodman

Crepuscule is an adaptation of literary giant Can Themba’s short story of the same title. The play, much like the short story, charts a fictional interpretation of a real life love affair between Can and a white woman, ‘Janet’, in Sophiatown during the 1950’s. Set in the often revered and romanticised world of Sophiatown, the play uses Can and Janet’s relationship to ask whether we are products of our environment or if we choose who we want to be.

The Market Theatre production of Crepuscule

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