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The Something Prince is like examining a painting with live people!

27 Jul 2015 in Uncategorised
Related Shows: The Something Prince

By BRUCE DENNILL The Something Prince / Barney Simon Theatre, Market Theatre / Directed by Sue Pam-Grant The Something Prince is not a play, so don’t go into the theatre expecting one. It’s like either – depending on the idea you’re most comfortable with – examining a painting with live people in it or watching a poem, as opposed to reading or listening to it. The piece is fragmented and non-linear and comprises monologues, complex dialogue and occasional asides directly to the audience, often in the form of spoken text messages. Sara (Leila Henriques), Flora (Dorothy Gould) ...

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SA theatre classics back in the limelight at reopened Laager

24 Jul 2015 in Uncategorised
Related Shows: Cincinatti

After almost 18 months of renovations, The Market Theatre will be reopening its Laager Theatre with productions created by two luminaries in South Africa’s cultural history. The Laager Theatre will reopen in July with two dynamic and awardWinning young directors adapting and reviving works written by Can Themba and Barney Simon. Both figures became cultural icons through their creative work and its socio-political critiques of the oppressive regime of the day. Director Khayelihle Dom Gumede will be revisiting an old flame in Can Themba’s ‘Crepuscule’ and Clive Mathibe w...

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Leroy gets hot!

24 Jul 2015 in Uncategorised
Related Shows: Crepuscule

LEROY GOPAL is abo Ihitas go through so much to bring us the stogrj LEROY GOPAL is about to be part of a hot love affair! The actor will play Can Themba in a stage play and bring to life the love affair between the legendary writer and his then girlfriend, Jean Hart. The play is an adaptation of Can’s short story, Crepuscule. It’s believed Leroy Gopal, who plays Can Themba in the stage play, Crepuscule. _’—’ - to be a fictional interpretation of Themba’s real life love affair with a white woman during the 1950s. Set in the often revered and romanticised world of...

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Klassieke Mark vier ‘nuwe’ Mark

24 Jul 2015 in Uncategorised
Related Shows: Crepuscule

Om die opening vandeesmaand van die Laager-teater by die Markteaterkompleks in Newtown ng 18 maande se opknappingswerk te vier, sal klassieke werke deur Can Themba en Barney Simon hier te sien wees. Albei skrywers het indertyd bekendheid verwerf vir hul werk waarin hulle krities was jeens die apartheidsregering. Eerste aan die beurt, van 11 Julie tot 2 Augustus, is Khayelihle Dom Gumede se verwerking vir die verhoog van Themba se kortverhaal “Crepuscule”. Dit word van 19 Augustus tot 13 September gevolg deur Clive Mathibe se opvoering van Simon se Cincinatti: Scenes From the City L...

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Young directors pay tribute to cultural icons d the past

24 Jul 2015 in Uncategorised
Related Shows: Cincinatti

AFTER almost 18 months of renovations, the revamped Laager Theatre at the Market will reopen with no less than two productions created by two luminaries in South Africa’s cultural history. Adapting and reviving works written by Can Themba and Barney Simon, two young directors have been tasked with these productions. “I wanted the old and the young to hold hands,” says artistic director James N gcobo, giving a nod to Simon a second time because of his historic mentoring to young artists. Simon and Themba became cultural icons through their creative work and its socio-political...

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Young directors pay tribute to cultural icons d the past

24 Jul 2015 in Uncategorised
Related Shows: Crepuscule

AFTER almost 18 months of renovations, the revamped Laager Theatre at the Market will reopen with no less than two productions created by two luminaries in South Africa’s cultural history. Adapting and reviving works written by Can Themba and Barney Simon, two young directors have been tasked with these productions. “I wanted the old and the young to hold hands,” says artistic director James Ngcobo, giving a nod to Simon a second time because of his historic mentoring to young artists. Simon and Themba became cultural icons through their creative work and its socio-political ...

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