The Market Theatre Flips the script!
Aug05

The Market Theatre Flips the script!

Another play for your pleasure and it’s back by popular demand for a reason folks, go find out what it is! Title: Flipping the script Brought to you: This play is part of the Women in Arts Festival, presented by Transnet Foundation in association with the Newtown Improvement District and Arts Alive. How do you feel about a woman who can freely say “I a…m as patriotic as the next but I would choose a Nigerian man over a local lover anyday. Let’s not front SA men know jack-sh*t about romance!”? South African brothers, what say you? The storyline: Fikile, 29 years old, has attitude and vision and believes that if a woman has vision in this country, she has to have attitude! Fikile joins Gogo, a 73 year old woman born in the 1930’s in KwaZulu Natal, Zainab a 35 year old Muslim woman and Amanda a middle aged white woman who has seen better days! The four women tell their stories, about love, life and spices! Each character is written by a different writer from her own class, race, cultural, age and religious perspective in keeping with the international feminist position of ‘intersectionality’. Flipping the script, was written by Catherine Mlangeni, Zubeda Dangor, Nonzi Bogatsu, Dorothy Brislin and Bobby Rodwell. Produced and Directed by Bobby Rodwell, the play features veteran actor Connie Mfuku, with Charlotte Butler, Leeanda Reddy and Nomonde Mbusi. The play has performed in Johannesburg at the Market Theatre Laboratory in November 2004, Grahamstown Festival in July 2005, and the National School of the Arts Festival of Fame in May 2006. Responses have been that it is refreshing to see issues and debates around womens sexuality on South African stage, a topic that is usually taboo. Having each character written by an independent writer has made flipping the script! an interesting and multi textured play! Go and check it out. Dates:09 – 13 Aug 2006, Wed – Sat 20h15, Sun 15h15 Venue: Laager Theatre Price: All performances R 65 only! ************************************* Take a trip into our past with this classic story retold on stage at the Market Theatre in July. Written by the legendary Es’kia Mphahlele and featuring some of our favourite thespians, including Siyabonga Twala and Mncedisi Shabangu and directed by James Ngcobo – it’s sure to be a hit. The Suitcase Adapted and directed by James Ngcobo from the short story by Es’kia Mphahlele A moment, a hope, a choice! The Suitcase Barney Simon Theatre – Market Theatre 19 July – 20 August Tues – Sat 20h15 Sun – 15h15 Es’kia Mphahlele’s The Suitcase, adapted and directed by James Ngcobo, is coming to...

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ROLY STRUCKMEYER – far too modest!
May31

ROLY STRUCKMEYER – far too modest!

We have known Roly since our innocent days where we frequented the fabulous Buzz Bar together – or should we say He ran it and we frequented. He being Roly – an extremely modest musician with a voice not unlike the sweetness of Eagle Eyed Cherry and guitar skills to envy. Roly should be a legend in our country – let’s make him one. He’s got a show all to himself by the organisers of Out… For The Nite in Durban – these guys are working hard at resurrecting the vibrancy of the live music scene that rocked Durbs in the 90’s in particular. Big Ups to you! Here it is: Roly Struckmeyer Is Out For The Nite Over the last few decades, a number of names have appeared in the music scene in Durban & some have slowly and quietly faded out of tune while a handful managed to remain sound in the music scene. Amongst that handful of artists, Roly Struckmeyer’s name is mentioned without any hesitancy. Having been a fixture on the music scene in KwaZulu-Natal since the late 80’s, Pietermaritzburg-born acoustic guitarist & vocalist Roly Struckmeyer started playing the guitar at age seven. His music career began when he returned from England in 1989 to form a band known as “House On The Hill.” In the short years of his career as a performer, Roly has toured & performed with names such as Wonderboom and Landscape Prayers. He has also played with a number of amazing bands such as Butternut, The Farryl Purkiss Band & Deluxe to name a few. In 1994, while in America, he played on the Free Stage at a festival in Boulder, Colorado, and was a member of Arapaho for the last year of their career. Roly still remains at the top of his league & will be hosted at Vestige Bistro & Bar corner St. Thomas & Musgrave Road on the 8th of June 2006. The show will resume at 20h30. For more information on the show, please contact Derryn or Clive on 031 201 7767....

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Ellis & Bheki coming to Jozi
May31

Ellis & Bheki coming to Jozi

Durban’s finest performers, Ellis and Bheki – the amazing theatrical duo, will be doing a stint (at last!) in Jozi at the Market Theatre from the 5 April until the 7 May in the Laager theatre. If this work is anything like all the other outstanding work that they have created together over the years – we highly recommend this show. Click here to g…o to the Market Theatre website. The Hungry takes a look at the relationship between Africa and the West and was created by creative artists who are driven by the need to explore powerful issues. The play is a unique and interactive theatre experience. “People are gathering, two magic men are present. Something is going to happen. There are glances, sounds, the energy is increasing, slowly; an extraordinary world is conjured in the ears of everyone there. It is the world of Sinako village. A stranger appears. Why has Mr. Pumpkin Man invited him? The Great Prophet is angry. Nxaloti, the quiet one, goes mad. Ma Gumbi and her friend, Florence, betray the village and things will never be the same again.” The Hungry is performed by the internationally acclaimed performance duo, Bheki Mkhwane and Ellis Pearson, both accomplished and well-known theatre practitioners they bring decades of experience to this, their first full-length collaboration. Full of fun and nonsense, The Hungry, also offers profound insights into some of the issues that concern contemporary South Africa. This exciting theatrical journey makes use of physical theatre and innovative musical instruments. The Hungry Co-written by: Ellis Pearson and Bheki Mkhwane Venue: Laager Theatre @ the Market. Performances Times Tues – Sat 20h15 Sun – 15h15 NB: Tickets for all Preview and Tuesday performances R30 only....

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