The Fall, About South African College Protest, Begins at St. Ann’s Warehouse

Performances begin March 8 at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn for the American premiere of The Fall from South Africa’s Baxter Theatre Center. Devised collaboratively by a group of University of Cape Town graduates, the show re-enacts their real-life protest to topple a statue of 19th century colonialist Cecil Rhodes that was on campus.

The production draws on South African music, dance, and many of the country’s 11 languages. The actor-activists who helped create and perform The Fall, commissioned by the Baxter Theatre Centre, were all involved, in various capacities, in #RhodesMustFall protest, which began in March 2015.

The cast/writers, including Ameera Conrad, Oarabile Ditsele, Zandile Madliwa, Tankiso Mamabolo, Sizwesandile Mnisi,…

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