Mike Van Graan's GREEN MAN FLASHING Comes to Hilton Arts Festival

Mike Van Graan's GREEN MAN FLASHING Comes to Hilton Arts Festival

One of the two Flagship Productions of the 26th annual Hilton Arts Festival which will be hosted on the campus of Hilton College from 14 - 16 September, 2018, is Mike van Graan's contemporary fast-paced South African political thriller, Green Man Flashing.

The festival invites the most interesting offerings from the creative industries in South Africa: theatre; dance; comedy; musical theatre; family theatre; classical music; music revue; big band and contemporary music; visual art and crafts, as well as a series of mindscape lectures, events and discussions.

Green Man Flashing is written by Mike van Graan; directed by Malcolm Purkey; designed by Denis Hutchinson and with costumes by Margo Fleish, stars Litha Bam, Tessa Jubber; Michelle Douglas, Sechaba Morojele with David Dennis

The play resonates more than ever before, as it explores themes of personal and political violence, as well as the lengths people will go to in the name of greater political good. All this is played out against the backdrop of a young democracy still dealing with its history, but where violence against women is of national crisis proportions.

Green Man Flashing takes on the challenge of deep moral and political questions for which there are no easy answers and provides insight into the very real themes that occupy thinking South Africans. It is acknowledged as a quintessential S.A. play, and has become a matric set-work. It is regarded by many as a turning point for contemporary South African drama because of the way it dealt with contemporary politics. But it was also regarded as being more remarkable for anticipating the real life drama of the ANC Deputy President, Jacob Zuma, being linked to charges of corruption in the arms deal and then later charged with rape.

"It tears at the heart and soul of our democracy, and rips at the underbelly of corruption and political power through its astute writing." - The Star

"The quintessential South African play needed for this time in our country's history."
- The Argus

"It will in time be recognised for the ground-breaking work it is," - Mail and Guardian


The festival will take place on the beautiful grounds of the Hilton College from Hilton College: 14 - 16 September 2018.

The festival would not be possible without the generous support of Hilton College, Grindrod Bank, Black Coffee Design, DWR Distribution, Extreme Events, Bidvest Car Rental, KZN Dept of Arts & Culture, Redlands Hotel, Assitej South Africa, Loud Crowd, Sappi, BASA, and Corona.

For more info visit http://www.hiltonfestival.co.za/ or like the Facebook page, Hilton Arts Festival. Follow us on Twitter @HiltonFest. All enquiries on 033 383 0126 / 7 or tickets@hiltoncollege.com. The 26th annual Hilton Arts Festival will run from 14 to 16 September. The full programme is on www.hiltonfestival.co.za . On line bookings is open and programmes are available from various outlets in Pmb and Durban

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