Here’s the third part of our ‘sneak peek’ series – two line plot summaries of some of the freshest theatre in the country. This year’s Cape Town Fringe offers a choice of 95 different productions at 13 different venues around the Mother City. Don’t miss out…
- Chappies + Amkil’amantombazane is a double bill presented by Makukhanye Art Room. Chappies explores the struggle that women in the arts industry face. Amkil’amantombazane follows the lives of two teenage girls from the Eastern Cape village of Swartwater, who find themselves victims of human trafficking.
- Andile Vellem’s Ellipses is an extract from the production Ellipses created for the 2017 National Arts Festival 2017 exploring the use and significance of ellipses.
- In Nicola Hanekom’s Girls Just Wanna Have Fun a group of strangers’ lives become intertwined and turned upside down by the multi-tool of drugs in sport.
- Vukani Emalahleni Service Centre and Get Crazeee Productions and Events presents Gug’Othandayo, a musical work in which the cast shares their feelings about what is happening to old people in South Africa.
- Brendon Peel is back with his unique brand of mentalism and illusion. Hocus Pocus is a show
filled with mysteries and tricks that will knock your socks off.
- Hotbox Theatre Company’s I Am Not Yet Born is a play created by ex-convicts who share their stories and experiences both outside in the criminal world and in jail.
- iComedy Kona Ekasi presented by the hilarious Kolping Mbumba features some of South
Africa’s funniest comedians.
- Andrew Klazinga’s multi-layered and multi-medium solo work If I really did have powers (it
would look something like this) is a magic and mentalism performance using story and illusion.
- Indoni Dance’s iKhaya is a compelling new contemporary African dance work reflecting on the generations brought up without a sense of home.
- In Whorefish Bloomers: The Waitresses’ Lament is a re-imagining of Sue Pam-Grant and Sheena Stannard’s 1980s underground feminist cabaret. Two Cape Town actresses take on Lori and Beth, waitresses on their first night at a new job. A collection of episodes stuffed with humour, cheesy dance moves, a sprinkle of song and a drizzle of darkness.