PICTURE INCOMPLETE to Play Return Season at Alexander Upstairs
Following an initial run in December last year, PICTURE INCOMPLETE will return to the Alexander Bar, Café and Theatre this January. Directed by David Fick, the South African production of Trent Armand Kendall and Michael Polese's solo musical stars Schoeman Smit.
Through storytelling and song, PICTURE INCOMPLETE sketches out the portrait of a man's life as he celebrates a rather unusual birthday on which an eviction notice arrives advising him to vacate his apartment. As he clears out his stuff, memories from his past, outrageously nosy neighbours and some poignant chance encounters on the street help him to discover who he truly is. By turns hilarious and moving, this solo theatre piece is award-winning contemporary musical theatre that delves into the human obsession with being perfect and unpacks the boxes we use to define ourselves.
Created by Trent Armand Kendall (book) and Michael Polese (music and lyrics), PICTURE INCOMPLETE debuted in the United States in 2008, going on to play the New York International Fringe Festival in 2010 to great acclaim and winning the Best Musical award at the United Solo Festival the following year. South African musical theatre performer Schoeman Smit (THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN, SWEENEY TODD) produced the South African premiere of PICTURE INCOMPLETE at the POPArt Theatre in Johannesburg in 2014, giving the show its Cape Town premiere last year in a newly conceived production directed by David Fick (YOU BET YOUR LIFE!, SEASONS OF LOVE). Don't miss this return season of the show that New York's Next Magazine called funky, fierce and fabulous. PICTURE INCOMPLETE is performed in English, Afrikaans and isiXhosa.
PICTURE INCOMPLETE runs from 23 - 26 and 27 - 28 January at 19:00, with tickets available from the Alexander Bar website. Tickets cost R90 if booked and prepaid online, while tickets will also be available at the door for R100. For telephone enquiries, call 021 300 1652. 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.