Solms-Delta Welcomes A Woman in Waiting

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September 25th, 2013
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Solms-Delta will join distinguished guests to celebrate the opening night of Yael Farber’s latest offering, A Woman in Waiting, at the Baxter Theatre Centre next week Thursday 26th Sept.

Based on the life of actress, Thembi Mtshali-Jones, A Woman in Waiting is a powerful biographical journey into the dark heart of what life was like for women in South Africa during the years of apartheid.

In this one-woman, tour de force performance, Thembi Mtshali-Jones leads us from her memories of a rural childhood, waiting to see her mother once a year, through the exhilaration of urban chaos and subsequent unfolding realisations of the humiliation her mother endured, to her own years as a domestic worker, leaving her baby in order to tend other people’s children as her mother once had to leave her. Her transformation into a performer and singer who would bear witness to these years, is a testament to the strength of the human spirit and a celebration of the capacity to “speak, or our hearts will burst”.

Through searing narrative, enchanting lullabies, haunting images and powerful song , A Woman in Waiting speaks all South African matriarchs who have had to endured life in the shadow of apartheid’s brutal grip, and held themselves and their families together against unimaginable odds.

Solms-Delta is honoured to welcome this “proudly Hiervandaan” production to the Baxter Theatre with opening night festivities, which will include a performance by the delightful Delta Four Band, a Dik Delta Perry Promotion, and fabulous finger-food from Fyndraai Restaurant’s Chef Shaun Schoeman and his team which will accompany a wine tasting after the show!

If you’re craving some culture, why not enjoy a delicious glass of Solms-Delta wine at the Baxter Theatre Bar, and support this outstanding local production which will run at the Golden Arrow Studio at the Baxter Theatre Centre from 26th September to the 12th October.

A Woman In Waiting
Created and directed by Yael Farber
Written by Yael Farber with Thembi Mtshali-Jones
Starring Thembi Mtshali-Jones

BBC Gold Sony Award, London, UK (2001)
Scotsman Fringe First Award, Edinburgh Arts Festival (2000)
Best Actress, Carthage Festival, Tunis, Tunisia (2002)

For discounted block bookings, charities, corporate bookings and fundraisers please contact Sharon Ward on 021 680 3962, e-mail, or Carmen Kearns on 021 680 3993, e-mail

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