The Fugard Theatre Presents the South African Premiere Of Joshua Harmon's Broadway Hit SIGNIFICANT OTHER
The Fugard Theatre's South African premiere of Joshua Harmon's Broadway hit SIGNIFICANT OTHER.
From the writer of the West End smash hit comedy BAD JEWS, which enjoyed sold out runs in Johannesburg and Cape Town, comes a Fugard Theatre production of Joshua Harmon's Broadway success SIGNIFICANT OTHER.
Eric Abraham presents a Fugard Theatre production and South African premiere of SIGNIFICANT OTHER. The play opens on 30 May in the Fugard Theatre and is directed by the Fugard Theatre's resident director Greg Karvellas (The Road to Mecca, Shakespeare in Love, The Father, Clybourne Park, Bad Jews, CHAMP).
Jordan Berman is desperately looking for Mr Right... but he is getting it all wrong.
The New York Times hailed SIGNIFICANT OTHER as one of its Top Ten Productions of 2015, with critic Charles Isherwood commenting 'an absolutely wonderful new play. Entirely delightful, richly funny and heart-stirring'.
Other high praise includes '...bittersweet comic delight...See it, and bring a date if you can. You'll want a hand to hold' (Time Out), 'strikes the perfect balance between comedy and pathos - with the emphasis on comedy' (Variety) and 'hilarious and poignant, delivering a relatable contemporary take on the old-fashioned theme of waiting with increasing impatience for Mr. Right' (Hollywood Reporter).
SIGNIFICANT OTHER follows Jordan and his three closest friends as they navigate love, friendship and New York in their twenty-something years. Jordan is single, and finding Mr. Right is much easier said than done. While surrounding himself with his close group of girlfriends, it comes to pass that the only thing harder than looking for love is supporting the loved ones around him as they pair off and embark on their journey of marriage.
The all South African cast features Gabriel Meltz (Murdering Agatha Christie, Somber Pines) as Jordan, Dominique Maher (The Rocky Horror Show, Pride and Prejudice) as Kiki, Lesoko Seabe (Clybourne Park, Siembamba) as Vanessa, Lucy Tops (Funny Girl, The Rocky Horror Show) as Laura, Michèle Maxwell (Cabaret, Present Laughter, Funny Girl) as Helene with Roberto Kyle (Aunty Merle the Musical, Knapsekêrels) and Ryan de Villiers (Measure Up, Outlander) completing the line-up.
Set Design and Lighting Design is by Wolf Britz (Die Seemeeu; Wie's Bang vir Virginia Woolf?), Costume Design by Widaad Albertus (The Demon Bride, The Eulogists) and Sound Design is by the Fugard Theatre's Resident Musical Director Charl-Johan Lingenfelder (King Kong, West Side Story).
"Joshua Harmon once again uses his razor sharp wit and eagled eyed observation to bring us another hilarious, poignant and sensitive story about something we can all relate to - the journey of finding love and how we react when our friends around us find it first,"says Daniel Galloway, the Executive Director of the Fugard Theatre. "We are proud to be presenting another South African premiere of this exceptional playwright's work, brought to the stage by an all-South African cast and creative team."
Harrington Street car park is located at the corner of Caledon and Harrington streets and is available for the use of theatre patrons for a small parking fee. Visit the cosy ground-floor bar, which opens two hours before all scheduled show times and stays open until last rounds are called... often as late as 1am. And if the weather is fine the bar on the fantastic rooftop terrace is opened, with its panoramic views of the city. Both bars offer a range of wines from some of the Cape's top estates.
Photo Credit: Daniel Rutland Manners