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November 8, 2015

An evening of Christopher Durang short plays.

 

What turns a drab night out into a fab ab crunching routine this Spring in Cape Town? Watching six one-act plays by acclaimed playwright Christopher Durang, told with a unique directorial twist by Katey Carson, of course. Kalahari Film and Media presents an evening of dark comedy featuring some of Broadway darling Christopher Durang's plays, produced by Michael Murphey and Heike Brunner.

Carson directs award-winning films and documentaries, and her take on the catastrophically comedic  texts that made Durang famous is something that brings even the most estranged groups together through non-stop laughter. This is Carson’s theatre directing debut.

 

Durang's absurd characters in seemingly ordinary situations are brought to life by Adrienne Pearse, Dylan Esbach, Danieyella Rodin, Mark Penwill, Roxanne Gabriels, Caroline Midgley, Joe Vaz, Kate McDonald, Alistair Moulton-Black and Heike Brunner. Together they help audiences navigate stories about a man at the traffic department, mourners at a funeral, a chatty old lady discussing photosynthesis and divorcees at dinner, good luck to them!

 

The plays hold a larger-than-life mirror up to modern society and its unwritten codes. No previous theatre experience necessary, only an open mind.

The details:

6 one-act plays, 1 director, 10 actors. Over 18s only.
Directed by Katey Carson 
Produced by Michael Murphey and Heike Brunner

The dates:
* 5 November - 6 December 2015

Thurs, Fri & Sat: 8pm

* 29 November & 6 December

Sundays: 6pm

 

The venue:

The Galloway Theatre, Waterfront Theatre School, Cape Town

 

The booking info:

Bookings can be made on TIXSA

By clicking on the 'BUY TICKETS' button on The Galloway Theatre page;
By visiting www.waterfronttheatreschool.co.za;
Or by calling Sharon: 082 772 8867.

 

The plays:

For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls, Funeral Parlour, The Book of Leviticus Show, Mrs. Sorken, DMV Tyrant, Canker Sores and Other Distractions.

 

The cast:

Adrienne Pearse, Dylan Esbach, Danieyella Rodin, Mark Penwill, Roxanne Gabriels, Caroline Midgley, Joe Vaz, Kate McDonald, Alistair Moulton-Black, Heike Brunner

 

The running time:

80 minutes - no interval.

 

Facebook Event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/572272582931791/

 

 

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