The 969 Festival – G-town back in J-burg
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The 969 Festival – G-town back in J-burg

We know a number of Joburg people who suffered major withdrawal symptoms from the Grahamstown festival this year… have no fear… the 969 festival is kind of like a mini G-town festival… and the bonus is it comes to you in Joburg! Some brilliant creative directors work on show… including Sue Pam-Grant, Andrew Buckland and the young Paul Noko. Here’s how we described it l… ast year: “What a stunning concept – the National Arts festival is held in Grahamstown which is 969 Kilometres from Johannesburg – a selection of fabulous productions on offer at G-town will travel those 969 kms all the way to J-burg so those that didn’t make it get to have their peice of the festival in Joburg!!!” The 969 Festival 2006 Kicking yourself for having missed the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown? Don’t worry, the Wits Theatre can remedy that. Fresh from the National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, we bring you:THE 969 FESTIVAL 2006 [ 969 kilometres from Grahamstown to Johannesburg ] from 18 – 29 July 2006 The 969 Festival provides an extended run for Joburg-based productions that have had a successful run at the NAF, Grahamstown. Following the successes of the 2004 and 2005 969 Festivals, the 969 Festival 2006 returns to the Wits Theatre Complex with seven hot new productions fresh from the National Arts Festival, Grahamstown. Not to be missed! The 969 Festival provides an extended run for Joburg-based productions that have had a successful run at the NAF, Grahamstown. Following the successes of the 2004 and 2005 969 Festivals, the 969 Festival 2006 returns to the Wits Theatre Complex with seven hot new productions fresh from the National Arts Festival, Grahamstown. Not to be missed!The 969 Festival 2006 is hosted by Wits Performing Arts and is generously sponsored by the City of Joburg. The exciting 2006 969 Festival line-up includes the following: Downstairs Theatre; COUPý – presented by The Fortune Cookie Theatre Company, directed by Sue Pam – Grant; ” The magic of trains, the sound of them churning in the darkness, this exhilarating experience we call a journey. are the visions that beckoned to me.” The cast includes Sylvaine Strike (Standard Bank Young Artist Award Winner for Drama, 2006), Brian Webber, Gerard Bester and Toni Morkel; music composed by Philip Miller Opening of ‘Coupý’ and launch of the 969 Festival, Tuesday 18 July at 18h30; all other performances are at 19h00; run ends Saturday 29 July (no performance on Sunday 23 July). Amphitheatre; Untouchable Productions presents HERO – a new work created by Stuart Stobbs, Craig Morris and Andrew Buckland. Directed by Andrew Buckland and performed by physical theatre...

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