Exciting new play presents hair salon as South African microcosm

Posted on April 20, 2011

A hair salon for many people serves as a melting pot for many social and personal topics.  "Hair & Comb" allows us to tap into the lives of different characters walking in and out of the hair salon. And we as the audience witness each character’s journey, their fears, pain, and struggles as we share in their dreams. We learn about survival in the hair business, we see the value of friendship and the breakdown of communities.

We are exposed to the realities of a new South Africa and its emerging issues: the new money, xenophobia, sexuality, race, gender, beauty, image, relationships, friendships, love and HAIR. ‘Hair’ in this play, in a metaphorical sense, is used for what lies behind the look, the obsession and generally accepted notion of beauty and its madness. "Hair"& Comb" tells of the rich cultural textures of South Africa and its people, as it wittily weds opinions and perspectives in public spaces.

Acclaimed director, poet, actress and producer Napo Masheane has made her mark as a multi-skilled theatre artist on both international and national stages. A founding member of Feela Sista! Spoken Word Collective, she is also the director of her own company, Village Gossip Productions. Some of Napo’s previous directing projects include "My Bum Is Genetic Deal with It" (2007), "Fat Black Women Sing" (2008), and "Mollo - the Woman in Me" (2010). UP Drama provides the first multicultural cast to journey with Napo.

"Hair & Comb": do not miss this vibrant, funny, thought-provoking play!

DATES: 3 – 7 May 2011

VENUE: The Masker Theatre (UP Main Campus)

TIME: 19h00

PRICE: Students R25; Block Bookings R30; Adults R35.

BOOKINGS: Yvonne 012 4202558 or at the door.


For further information please contact:

Teboho Motloung (0768485973 or

[email protected])


OR Thuli Mabaso (0783712625 or

[email protected])


OR Nompilo Matshazi ( 012 4203974 or

[email protected])


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