"Sizwe Bansi is Dead" Press Release
by People for Southern African Freedom
Eugene, Oregon, United States
Undated, late October or early November 1980
The press release says the highly-acclaimed production of "Sizwe Bansi is Dead" by The Oregon Shakespearean Festival will come to Eugene November 7-8. The award-winning play, a humorous yet deeply moving story of a black man's struggle to maintain his identity in South African society; is directed by Luther James and features James Avery in the title role and J. Wesley Huston as Styles and Buntu, two of the play's three characters. The play came out of improvisations conducted by white director-playwright Athol Fugard and black actors John Kani and Winston Ntshona in a black theater group in New Brighton, South Africa. The press release says "Sizwe Bansi is Dead" is being brought to Eugene by People for Southern African Freedom, the University of Oregon Black Student Union, and the Cultural Forum.
Used by permission of former members of People for Southern African Freedom.
Collection: Bob Guldin Southern African Collection, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections