The House of Truth is a bio-play based on Can Themba’s life. The production premiered at the prestigious Grahamstown National Arts Festival June 2016 to rave reviews. Flowing from the pen of author Siphiwo Mahala, and starring the venerable Sello Maake kaNcube, the play is laced with wit, humour and a deep sense of irony.
It reveals the circumstances that inspired some of Themba’s most intriguing works as well as some profound aspects of his life that are barely written about. The play weaves together Themba’s complex life story including his troubles with the Transvaal Department of Education.