AT THE EDGE OF THE LIGHT Opens Today at Alexander Upstairs for Cape Town Fringe Season
AT THE EDGE OF THE LIGHT, written and directed by Wynne Bredenkamp, opens today at the Alexander Upstairs Theatre as a part of the Cape Town Fringe. The 60-minute drama features Sarah Potter, Margot Wood, Emma Kotze and Andrew Laubscher.
AT THE EDGE OF THE LIGHT is a new production from the creator of the multi-award winning SALT. Continuing her love for folding the intensity of movement into the drama of text, Bredenkamp brings to life a delicate familial story of loss, perception and the consequences of inherited behaviours.
Hurtling through the drenched night, Girl finds herself at the threshold of the last safe place she knows, hoping to find solace in the grandmother she remembers of her childhood. Instead, Gran has shut herself away, scared of the noises in the dark, suspicious of the knocks on the door and terrified of the things that lie just at the edge of the light. As Girl teases out the strange and fantastical tale of her family's history out of its agitated matriarch, the women begin to realise that to get to the truth, they must face the monsters inside themselves, and as well as those outside.
AT THE EDGE OF THE LIGHT was first performed in November 2016, under the Theatre Arts Admin Collective Emerging Director's Bursary. Mentored by Tossie Von Tonder, the production ran for seven nights with Rehane Abrahams and Mark Elderkin joining Potter and Wood in the original cast.
Performances of AT THE EDGE OF THE LIGHT run from today through 8 October, with tickets costing R90-R100 available from the Cape Town Fringe website. 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.