Alexander Upstairs to Present Moving Storytelling Show THE REAL DIRT
Within a two-year period that coincided with his thirtieth birthday, Lebogang Mogashoa moved countries, lost a parent, and changed careers. He insisted that he was fine: all he needed was chardonnay, an entire carrot cake and a good night's sleep - every single day. Until he was mugged at gunpoint just before his thirty-first birthday. He suddenly found himself buried under the weight of three decade's worth of terrifying experiences.
In THE REAL DIRT, Mogashoa examines some of those experiences through gratifyingly personal and hilarious stories that converge in a satisfying moment of human connection.
Mogashoa is a writer and storyteller based in Johannesburg. After completing a degree at the University of Cape Town, he followed America's next top model to Korea, where, sadly, he ended up teaching English instead - but also developed a cult following for his Storytelling Series, WHEN WE WERE NEARLY YOUNG. He returned to South Africa in 2014, where he has been running successful shows in both Johannesburg and Cape Town, while also writing for TV and theatre.
Mogashoa's popularity has grown through his ability to share his honest experiences on difficult subject matters. He penned possibly the most raunchy story in WE DIDN'T COME TO HELL FOR THE CROISSANTS, is currently working with POPArt on The Storytellers Series and is a writer on the hit television show, THE QUEEN. He has studied storytelling under the guidance of Kevin Allison of RISK!
THE REAL DIRT runs from 27 March - 1 April at 19:00. Tickets are available from the Alexander Bar website, costing R100 if booked and prepaid online or R120 if paid on collection at the bar. For telephone enquiries, call 021 300 1652. The Alexander Bar, Café and Theatre is situated at 76 Strand Street in the Cape Town city centre and can be followed on Facebook and Twitter.