PICTURE INCOMPLETE Sketched Out on Stage at Alexander Bar's Upstairs Theatre
PICTURE INCOMPLETE, a solo musical theatre production starring Schoeman Smit and directed by David Fick, will play a Cape Town season at the Mother City's Alexander Bar, Theatre and Café.
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), the funky, fierce and fabulous 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 and returns to the stage in a brand new revival of the show, directed by David Fick (YOU BET YOUR LIFE!, SEASONS OF LOVE).
PICTURE INCOMPLETE runs from 1 - 3 December at 21:00. Tickets cost R90 (R80 prepaid) and can be booked online at the Alexander Bar website or purchased at the bar. For telephone bookings and enquiries, call 021 300 1652. Alexander Bar & Café is situated at 76 Strand Street in the Cape Town city centre and can be followed on Facebook and Twitter.