Sacrifice of Mmbatho: Daughter of Nebo

March 2 – 6, 1994, March 8 – 13, 1994

Production Language English
Country of Origin South Africa
Description In 1989, a two-year-old girl was found murdered outside Johannesburg, her throat slashed by her father in what appeared to be a ritual sacrifice to appease the spirits. Although the village elders sentenced him to death, the father was ultimately tried and sentenced differently by a white court. Writer and director Hilary Blecher transforms this powerful story into a provocative work of music theater that transcends this shocking incident to explore a country divided by conflicting perceptions of reality and justice.
Identifier 1994s.00556