Soweto Theatre brings you “BE A BETTER DOG” from 1st to 04th March 2018. The show tells a tale of dog’s life. Audiences get to see the world we live in through the eyes of a dog. This one-man play raises questions challenging humans to introspect. The play offers commentary on numerous social issues with the dog highlighting the results of a natural history of operant and classical conditioning within the differing domestic dogs’ home environments.
Humour and light commentary are employed to bring to the fore otherwise sensitive issues of care and abandonment as applied and taken up by the human being in an attempt to tackle life challenges. As a dog he grapples with questions such as to what extent is he a happy animal, and to what extent a traumatised orphan of human caused condition? Is any of it his own making and what power did he as dog have to change the situation? These are poignant questions that are relevant to a human world that is at crossroads with questions of destructive violence, corruption, injustice, racial discrimination, lack of care to the planet in and its inhabitants in general. In life we strive to better human beings, but what it to be better? And what does it take to be better?
The show is written by Makhubalo Ikaneng, directed and performed by Seiphemo Motswiri.