Junkets to Publish BULLETS OVER BISHOP LAVIS as Part of New Voices Series
Junkets Publishers has announced the publication of BULLETS OVER BISHOP LAVIS by Christo Davids and Jody Abrahams. This is the second in the four-volume New Voices Series of recent South African plays. New Voices brings together play scripts of interesting theatre pieces that are performed in alternative and smaller theatre venues like Studio Theatres, church halls and old warehouse buildings.
BULLETS OVER BISHOP LAVIS examines some of the unexpected consequences of the struggle against apartheid when two men, brothers in those desperate times, re-connect years later, after their separate lives have taken very different directions.
Both Davids and Abrahams are accomplished performers and popular television personalities.
Davids has been a very popular and accomplished actor since he was a small boy. Now, with his first published play, he emerges as a new voice that one hopes will be heard often. Some of his recent theatre productions include: Athol Fugard's BOOITJIE AND THE OUBAAS, for which he received a Fleur du Cap nomination for Best Supporting Actor and SHIRLEY GOODNESS AND MERCY, for which he won the Naledi Theatre Award for Best Breakthrough Performance, with both plays being directed by Janice Honeyman); BLOEDBROERS, an Afrikaans translation of Athol Fugard's THE BLOODKNOT, directed by Zane Meas; ADAM SEPTEMBER EN DIE NAZI-SKAT directed by Chris Vorster; and DIE KRISMIS VAN MAP JACOBS and SOME LIKE IT VROT, both directed by David Kramer.
Jody Abrahams is no stranger to the entertainment industry. Besides winning the Laurence Olivier Award in 1999 in London's West End and a Tony nomination on Broadway for his performance in the acclaimed KAT AND THE KINGS, he has received many awards and nominations. Jody has been seen in television dramas such as SEWENDE LAAN, HOPEVILLE and JACOB'S CROSS and international movie features and advertisements. He consults on local films and storylines; he writes, directs, produces and develops original South African works. He is passionate about re-imaging our history, documenting our present and sharing his experience with industry hopefuls.
Already published in the series is Sinethemba Twani's THE BENEFICIARY, which was published in August. Still to come are Anele Rusi's ISYSTEM on 28 October (and which will be staged at the Artscape Arena from 14 - 30 November) and Khayelihle Dom Gumede's Crepuscule on 31 January next year.