BOOK, BOOK, BOOK for our first ever Afrikaans production, PA MAAK VIR MY'N VLIEER. We've had many requests to produce some Afrikaans theatre so, if you praat die taal, make sure to come along and support this excellent, locally -grown play by Chris Barnard. The set is built and painted and the three talented cast members are working very hard in rehearsals under Mari Mocke's meticulous direction.
In the genre of 'Theatre of the Absurd' and filled with emotional dialogue, the piece is set in the 1960s with the action taking place in a cramped untidy house where Org and his elderly, sometimes mentally unstable, mother live. The literal meaning of the title, Dad Make me a Kite, Dad, eventually becomes apparent as being the answer to a basically happy life - to belong lovingly to someone near to you - in this case, a son wanting his father to know and love him - if only they could fly a kite together..........
Newcomers Hanno Fourie as Org and Ilse van Niekerk as his elderly, sometimes mentally unstable, mother are joined by versatile Anton Schӓfer, who dramatically changes his look as the son. The play is a sensitive portrait of what is the answer to a basically happy life - a moving portrayal by all the actors.
BOOKING FOR THIS OUTSTANDING PLAY BY CHRIS BARNARD IS OPEN and Fund-raising gala performances may be booked by contacting:firstname.lastname@example.org
Evenings: 23, 24, 30 September & 1, 7, 8 October @ 20h00
Matinees: 24 September & 1, 8 October @ 14h30