Award winning South African playwright Mbongeni Ngema is embarking on a search for new talent to star in his musical titled "No. 43".
The production, which comes as the ANC celebrates 100 years of its existence, celebrates the life of Rebecca Makgomo Masilela, popularly known as uMagogo.
UMagogo, described by many as the Godmother of the ANC in exile, opened her house in Swaziland to cadres of the struggle, turning it into a home away from home for them for over 40 years.
President Mr. Jacob Zuma, John Nkadimeng and General Siphiwe Gebuza Nyanda are amongst those who are said to have lived at No. 43.
The auditions for a cast of 60 will be held in Gauteng at the Market Theatre, KZN at the Durban Playhouse, Mpumalanga at eMalahleni Civic Theatre, as well as Swaziland at Mbabane Theatre.
"No. 43" will be staged at the Market Theatre in October, which is the month dedicated to the life of OR Tambo in the ANC centenary celebrations.
17 and 18 July 2012 - Emalahleni/Witbank Civic Theatre, Witbank
20 and 21 July 2012 - Mbabane Theatre, Swaziland
23, 24 and 25 July 2012 - The Playhouse, Durban