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PRESS: LAMTA presents Mephisto at Theatre on the Bay



After the huge success of their dance show, ‘PHOTOGRAPH’ in June, the students of the Luitingh Alexander Musical Theatre Academy (LAMTA) are ready to wow you again, this time, with their acting production entitled MEPHISTO.

Under the direction of Emeritus Professor Christopher Weare, with costume and set design by Niall Griffin, the cast of 29 young actors present Klaus Mann’s satiric story about the rise to power of Hendrik Höfgen, a character actor who in his own life plays a bizarre part in the elite circle of the Third Reich.

MEPHISTO is set in the 1920s in Nazi-era Germany and serves as a reminder of how authoritarian fascist rule can destroy the fabric of a country, and what the role of an artist can be in this situation. MEPHISTO follows Hendrik Höfgen, who runs a Bolshevik theatre group in 1920s Germany but later switches sides and ingratiates himself with the Nazis. Höfgen’s on-stage portrayal of Mephistopheles in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Faust earns him accolades, but he eventually realises that he has turned into Faust himself – a puppet of the Mephistophelian Nazis.

We are very excited to be able to present a safe and live theatre experience to you all at the Theatre on Bay with strict COVID safety protocols in place. Socially distanced seating as per government capacity regulations is in effect in addition to regular sanitising of the venue and health screening upon entrance to the Theatre.

Tickets are R200 per person.

Performances are held at The Theatre on the Bay on:

Wednesday 25th August at 7pm

Thursday 26th August at 7pm

Friday 27th August at 7pm

Saturday 28th August at 3pm & 7pm

For bookings, please email or contact Sharon at 066 564 1816.

See you at the Theatre!


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