Isango Ensemble's

A Man of
Good Hope

October 4 - 13, 2019

CST's Courtyard Theater

A WorldStage production from South Africa
in co-production with the Young Vic
and in association with the Royal Opera, Repons Foundation, X and Y
based on the book by Jonny Steinberg
directed by Mark Dornford-May

Asad's Journey

Asad's journey1991
Asad is 8. As Civil War breaks out in Mogadishu, he travels across Somalia towards Nairobi, Kenya.

November 1995
Asad is 12 years old. He leaves Nairobi for Dire Dawa, Ethiopia.

August 1996
Leaves Dire Dawa.

Asad is 19 and moves to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Asad starts traveling to South Africa. Leaves Addis Ababa and travels through Nairobi, then through Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe to reach South Africa.

February 2004
Reaches Johannesburg, South Africa.

April 2004
Lives in the area around Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

June 2007
Travels to Cape Town, South Africa.

April 2011
Asad meets Jonny Steinberg in Blikkiesdorp, a relocation camp in Cape Town.

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