This incredible work has been commissioned (part of the Suidoosterfees 2016) to celebrate the life and work of the late Professor Jakes Gerwel ( the former chairman of Media24, former rector of the University of Western Cape and the director general of former President Nelson Mandela’s cabinet). Kristalvlakte will serve as a creative and literary monument honoring Jakes Gerwel’s memory.
From the shreds of the constant drug war, dealer Priscilla is trying to keep her family and life together. The community is bleeding due to the interference of political orders, gang bosses and religious leaders. Sometimes there are waves of peace, as in any good war. But war is like love – it will always find a way out. And while life goes on Priscilla’s drug dealings will survive in the backstreets of time.
From the talented pen of Amy Jephta, under mentorship of Tertius Kapp, Kristalvlakte was born. This topical theatre piece is an adaptation of Bertolt Brecht’s ‘Mother Courage und ihre Kinder’.Kristalvlakte is directed by Mari Borstlap. A unique blend of visual spectacle and outstanding acting, combined with powerful design by Rocco Pool, as well as musical directing by Wilken Calitz, Kristalvlakte reveals the harsh reality of this community.
Kristalvlakte has a star-studded cast: Ilse Klink, Brendon Daniels Roysten Stoffels Bianca Flanders, Tarryn Wyngaard, Dean Smith, Gantane Kusch, Daniel Richards, Ruben Engel, Riaan Visman and Antonio Fischer. Kristalvlakte tells the story of a community much larger than the individual characters.
Not to be missed! Limited season only.
Please note: Production is in Afrikaans
Written by: Amy Jephta
Directed by: Marí Borstlap
Assistant director: Ira Blanckenberg
Design: Rocco Pool
Musical direction and Sound design: Wilken Calitz
Lighting design: Kieran McGregor
Venue: The Fugard Theatre
Contact: Box Office – 021 461 4554
Address: Corner Caledon & Lower Buitenkant Street, District Six
Dates: April 29 – 8pm, 30th – 3pm, 8pm, 1st May – 3pm, 8pm, 3rd – 8pm, 4th – 8pm, 5th – 8pm 6th – 8pm 7th – 3pm, 8pm
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