Kunene and the King at Fugard Theatre Cape Town

Fugard Theatre’s production of Kunene and the King is masterful! Talented, seasoned actors gave powerful performances capturing the audience’s full attention. John Kani’s new play presents the deep pent-up emotions of South Africans before and after the end of apartheid twenty-five years ago. No holds barred, it gets to the heart of things. My first…

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Cape Town Comedy Club

During my time in Cape Town, I’m hiking easy to moderate Table Mountain trails and enjoying the Mother City’s performing arts community. There are a variety of unique and outstanding live performances available. Last night was my first visit to the Cape Town Comedy Club – a “dedicated comedy venue”. I had no idea what…

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Apple Face at Alexander Theatre Cape Town

“That which is seen, cannot be unseen; unless that which is seen was never seen in the first place. Or maybe it was seen, but not quite in the way it happened. If it even happened at all.” Plot Last night I saw Apple Face, a witty, avant-garde comedy written by Pierre Malherbe, directed by…

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West Side Story Artscape Theatre Cape Town

In March, human rights activist and producer Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre’s production of West Side Story returned to Artscape. The popular American musical has been performed in Cape Town before and audiences raved about the brilliant actors, singers, dancers, music, and sets! Artscape Theatre Artscape is one of my favorite performing arts venues in Cape…

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A Steady Rain – Fugard Theatre

The Fugard Theatre’s powerful production A Steady Rain doesn’t disappoint. I attended the pre-opening of playwright Keith Huff’s award-winning Broadway hit last night and was transfixed by the high-quality performance! Before the Fugard run, actors Brent Palmer and Nicholas Pauling performed the two-man play for sold-out audiences at the Alexander Bar, Café & Theatre. Palmer and…

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The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek – Fugard Theatre Cape Town

Yesterday, I enjoyed Athol Fugard’s play The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek performed at the Fugard Theatre in Cape Town. The play is touching and emotional and one of the best I’ve seen! Before opening in South Africa, it débuted at Pershing Square Signature Center in New York City performed by the Signature Theatre Company. Fugard’s play…

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A Number Fugard Theatre

Last night I saw Caryl Churchill’s moving father and son play, A Number, well performed at Cape Town’s Fugard Theatre. The sell-out London production stars British father and son thesps Timothy and Samuel West. Churchill is an English dramatist acknowledged as a major playwright in the English language and “known for her use of non-naturalistic…

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