Disney On Ice to Bring LET'S CELEBRATE! to South Africa
(1/29/2015) - Showtime Management and Feld Entertainment invite families to turn the chilly 2015 winter school holidays into an extraordinary outing at its new ice extravaganza, Disney On Ice presents Let's Celebrate! featuring more than 50 classic and contemporary Disney characters in a captivating compilation of favorite holidays and celebrations from around the globe.
BWW Reviews: (Un)Making Men in MOFFIE a Vision for Dance That Matters
(1/28/2015) - Billed as Bailey Snyman's dance interpretation of Andre Carl van der Merwe's novel, MOFFIE sets itself a demanding task in adapting and translating the themes of Van der Merwe's harrowing novel. That's enough to hope that MOFFIE is a piece that earns support so that Snyman and his Matchbox Theatre Collective can develop their work and continue to try and make dance that matters.
Afrikaans Season in Full Swing with DIE ONGELOOFLIKE REIS VAN MAX EN LOLA at Baxter Theatre
(1/26/2015) - The Baxter Theatre's Afrikaans season is in full swing, with the second of three productions, DIE ONGELOOFLIKE REIS VAN MAX EN LOLA, having opened last week. Two of the darlings of South African stage and television, Vinette Ebrahim and Chris van Niekerk, have teamed up to present a this dark comedy, which is currently running at the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio.
THE PERVERT LAURA Transfers to The Fugard Theatre for May 2015 Run
(1/26/2015) - THE PERVERT LAURA, a dark psycho-drama written and directed by the award-winning playwright Louis Viljoen will transfer to the Fugard Studio Theatre in Cape Town in May 2015 after a highly acclaimed debut at the historical Little Theatre in December last year.
Come and Meet MY BOETIE SE SUSSIE SE OU at the Atterbury Theatre
(1/26/2015) - If you think your life is complicated, put yourself in John Smith's shoes for a moment. John, the taxi driver from MY VROU SE MAN SE VROU has two wives - and now, two families! In MY BOETIE SE SUSSIE SE OU, it is 18 years later and John still keeps his two families in different parts of London.
MOTHER CITY SKETCH at Alexander Bar Upstairs Theatre for One Night Only
(1/26/2015) - MOTHER CITY SKETCH presents original comedy skits performed live by members of The Long Shots theatre troupe alongside special guests from the Cape Town comedy scene. This collection of short sketches pokes fun at over-the-top Valentine's Day presents, wine pairing courses, ugly newborns and more.
BWW Previews: MOFFIE at Artscape
(1/23/2015) - MOFFIE, a dance play about love, loss, survival, sexuality and violence, opens on Tuesday, January 27 at Artscape Theatre for a short run of 6 performances. MOFFIE deals with the brutality of trying to survive as a gay conscript in the South African National Defence Force in the early 1980s, a long overdue story about the emotional and physical suffering endured by countless young white men when military conscription was part of their lives.
Readings of PORNO 88 Set For Alexander Bar Upstairs Theatre, 11-12 February
(1/23/2015) - Three friends, three actors, two producers, one narrator, one warehouse, twenty four bats, five and a half marital aides, 60 tubes of lube, one bucket of cheaper lube, bought earlier... um... nine other things to make up the list, and then more items until we got to eighty-eight or even 88... which is the coolest number in the world, according to scientists and science.
BWW Reviews: Operatic SAMSA-MASJIEN an Intense Rendering of and Meditation on Humanity
(1/22/2015) - The premiere of SAMSA-MASJIEN in the Baxter Theatre's Flipside venue last week was my second experience of the play. I previously saw the piece at the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees (KKNK) last year, where it was staged in a hangar on the grounds of the South African National Defence Force, a seemingly infinite space that suited the operatic scope of the production a little better than the relatively more intimate (though still fairly sized) alternative theatre venue at the Baxter Theatre. Nonetheless, SAMSA-MASJIEN remains an intense rendering of and meditation on aging, the nature of dementia, family and compassion.
BWW Reviews: Penelope Youngleson's NAT a Noble and Essential Reality Check
(1/20/2015) - Penelope Youngleson and Philip Rademeyer's Rust Co-Operative is a theatre collective that does not shy away from controversial and provocative subject matter. The company's new play, NAT, written and directed by Youngleson is a brutal, no-holds-barred look at the reality of the lives of children in disadvantaged communities.