He Had it Coming, Mike van Graan’s latest play, is a collection of sketches, poetry, and songs, performed by Kim Blanche Adonis under the direction of Daniel Mpilo Richards from 29 November to 10 December at the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio at 7pm nightly.
The collection of sketches picks up themes in the contemporary South African discourse and seeks to provide commentary and serve as a conversation catalyst. The subject matter of the show encourages critical thought about our socio-economic society and seeks to reflect South Africa as so called “rainbow nation”. Issues of patriarchy are tackled with satire, inviting laughter into critical reflection.
The one-person show is performed by Fleur du Cap and SAFTA nominated Kim Blanché Adonis, directed by Daniel Mpilo Richards and written by Mike Van Graan – both of whom won Naledi Awards for acting and playwriting (respectively) for Van Graan’s Pay Back The Curry and State Fracture.
Van Graan, whose credits include When Swallows Cry, State Fracture and Land Acts, notes, “I chose to collaborate with Daniel to provide the opportunity for young, new talent to be introduced to audiences under the mentorship of Daniel – prior to his move to the United Kingdom.”
The significance of the performer being a young woman directly addressing the complex issues of gender inequality, gender-based violence and broader socio-political issues in our country serves to inspire other young women to speak out and young men to observe and encourages better decision-making as it is seen from a third-party perspective.
Now, with a fresh talent, He Had it Coming is set to provoke, entertain, and inspire yet again.
He Had It Coming is on at the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio from 29 November to 10 December at 7pm nightly. Tickets are R120 throughout and are available online on Webtickets or at any Pick n Pay store.