VIOLET ONLINE to Debut at Alexander Upstairs Theatre on 8 October

Lynita Crofford in VIOLET ONLINE
Lynita Crofford in VIOLET ONLINE

Gorgeous Capetonian actress Lynita Crofford will perform in VIOLET ONLINE, a comedy based on a series of well-known blog posts by an anonymous, over 40, mother, ex-wife and grammar fiend, that will be staged at the Alexander Upstars Theatre this October.

How can a divorce, being over forty and single, dating, being broke, having a thing for grammar and spelling, and an ever present tingling between the thighs be so utterly, delightfully delicious? Violet, who certainly isn't a shrinking one, makes it so. Recently divorced, she barges into the world of cyber-dating, Scrabble sex, a midlife Brazilian wax discovery, sex in hotels, crossing the colour barrier, struggles with clothes and smouldering real time sex with virtual strangers. Violet lives and learns, dispenses advice and confesses all in a delightfully unselfconscious way.

Under the direction of Megan Furniss, Crofford, who was recently seen on stage as the formidable Emily Hobhouse, does a complete about turn as the modern, sexy, funny and confident Violet - who is, quite simply, looking for love. Or sex. Or love and sex.

The 55 minute play is performed at 9pm on 8-9 October, returning for another six performances from 13-18 October. Tickets cost R90, with prepaid bookings online at the Alexander Bar website or at the bar costing R80. Telephone bookings can be made at 021 300 1652. The Alexander Bar and Café is situated on the corner of Strand and Loop Streets in the Cape Town CBD and is open from 11am, with sandwiches, light meals, cheese boards and snacks served until midnight. Keep up to date with events at the Alexander Bar and Café on Facebook or on Twitter (@AlexanderBarCT).

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