Impisi is a play that addresses important issues around prejudice, bullying, impairment and difference, delivering a powerful message of acceptance. The story is about Nkosi, the young male lion, who is about to take over the pride when he is caught in a wire snare. He escapes but is permanently impaired. His situation leads him to forge an unlikely friendship with the hyena Impisi, and he learns how to overcome the pits of despair and loss of physical ability in order to flourish and fulfil his potential.
This is a moving journey of self-discovery and hope which touches the hearts and minds of children and adults alike. Impisi beautifully allows us to see through animals’ eyes in order to better understand the challenges and issues that impairment, different ethnicity, bullying and discrimination bring about.