Sizwe Banzi Is Dead

Play - Revival

Edison Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: November 10, 1974
  • Opening Date: November 13, 1974
  • Closing Date: May 18, 1975
  • Previews: 6
  • Performances: 159

Synopsis

A South African Bantu has the opportunity to exchange passports with a dead man but is conflicted about giving up his own identity.

 

Opening Night Cast

John Kani Styles
Buntu
Winston Ntshona Sizwe Banzi
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Opening Night Production Credits

Athol Fugard Athol Fugard Writer
  John Kani Writer
  Winston Ntshona Writer
Athol Fugard Athol Fugard Director
  Stuart Wurtzel Scenic Design
  Bill Walker Costume Design
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1975 Outstanding Actor in a Play Winston Ntshona Nominee
1975 Outstanding Actor in a Play John Kani Nominee
1975 Outstanding Director of a Play Athol Fugard Nominee
1975 Outstanding New Play (Foreign)   Nominee

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1975 Actor in a Play Winston Ntshona Winner
1975 Actor in a Play John Kani Winner
1975 Direction of a Play Athol Fugard Nominee
1975 Play   Nominee
 
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