Another One's Bread opens at the Market Theatre

Play about food security starts its Joburg run

Another One’s Bread, commissioned by the NRF-DST Centre of Excellence in Food Security hosted by the University of the Western Cape and co-hosted by the University of Pretoria, opened at the Market Theatre.  Directed by award-winning television actress, Pamela Nomvete and featuring Faniswa Yisa, Motlatji Ditodi, Chuma Sopotela and Awethu Hleli, the play explores various themes related to hunger in the context of the relationships between four women – a retired teacher, an aspirant writer, an estate agent and an unemployed youth - in Khayelitsha. What keeps these disparate women together is their membership of ‘The Substitutes’, a group of professional mourners, hired to provide “mourning-related services” at funerals.

Talk show host, Eusebius McKaiser tweeted “Thoroughly enjoyed Another One’s Bread…Excellent direction from Pamela Nomvete…dark humour, and incisive.  Hilarious play featuring a cast of well-performed characters…I recommend you go!”