The Same Pain is the latest work of Carla Fonseca, one of the fiercest voices in South African theatre. This play is a follow up to Fonseca’s acclaimed 2017 production, Modjadji.
Passionate and fearless actress, Asia McDonald portrays a series of characters who must discover their own means of survival in this chilling and humanizing story of transformation and renewal in a hostile world of horrors not of their own making.
Performed in isiZulu, English and Afrikaans, the sheer exuberance of language that pours forth in The Same Pain will dazzle critics and audiences alike. The Same Pain is an original, and refreshing rendition of the one-woman show, a surreal, wildly funny, surprising, and devastating tale of survival, offering the rare opportunity for audiences to experience the stories we’ve been missing out on.