My Shirt Productions to Present THE FRONTIERSMEN at Alexander Upstairs, 3-12 Oct.
THE FRONTIERSMEN, a new play written by Fleur du Cap Theatre Award winning playwright Louis Viljoen, stars Nicholas Pauling and Mark Elderkin and is directed by Greg Karvellas. The season, presented by My Shirt Productions, runs at The Alexander Upstairs at the Alexander Bar, from 3-12 October 2013.
In the competitive world of property development, two men go to extreme lengths to secure a lucrative real estate deal and to dig themselves out of a financial hole. As darkness begins to fall and paranoia sets in, they find their ideals challenged, their morality shaken and their blood-lust slowly increasing. THE FRONTIERSMEN is a dark tale about land, blood and good old South African greed.
From the creators of the award-winning play CHAMP, comes a disturbing story about the violent measures some people will go to for financial gain. Shane and Yuri, two ambitious property developers, are on the verge of sealing a very important property deal, that grinds to a halt when an important investor threatens to pull out. Convincing themselves that their survival is at stake, Shane and Yuri make a fateful decision to abandon their humanity and embrace the evil in their hearts.
Viljoen's script is fast-paced, profane and unsettling and is complimented by the direction of acclaimed theatre-maker, Greg Karvellas(CHAMP, FRANK-N-STEIN, THE ABUSERS). Added to that is a power-house team of actors, Nicholas Pauling (WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS, HAMLET, THE TEMPEST, AMADEUS) and Mark Elderkin (BETESDA, CHAMP).
THE FRONTIERSMEN will unnerve, agitate and entertain. Tickets, priced at R80, are available online from The Alexander Barwebsite (http://alexanderbar.co.za/show/theFrontiersmen) or 021 300 1652. The Alexander Upstairs is located at 76 Strand Street, on the corner of Loop Street and Strand Street. THE FRONTIERSMEN carries an age restriction of 16 for explicit language and mature themes.