A feast of thespian delights

3 Sep 2016 - 21:00

A feast of thespian delights
30 August 2016

A feast of thespian delightsThe graduating class of theatre makers presented their work at the Arena Theatre. From left: Emilie Badenhorst, Tana Kyhle-Kahr, Lesego Chauke, Shoko Yoshimura, Dara Beth and Namisa Mdlalose.

The stage is set for dystopian futures and crumbling families.

The 2016 graduating class of theatre makers have interpreted the works of playwrights such as Athol Fugard and Caryl Churchill.

The six works were performed over the course of four evenings from 24 to 27 August at the Arena Theatre on UCT’s Hiddingh campus.


A feast of thespian delightsEmilie Badenhorst presented an interpreted excerpt of Rooiland by Tertius Kapp. Matters of universal significance meet the everyday violence of prison life in Kapp’s piece. Photo Brandon Blight.

Head-Rot Holiday

A feast of thespian delights“A rocky road to freedom” – Tana Kyhle-Kahr interpreted this extract from Sarah Daniels’ Head-Rot Holiday, a play that delves into the secret world of psychiatric prisons. Photo Je’nine May.

Hello and Goodbye

A feast of thespian delightsLesego Chauke directed an extract from Hello and Goodbye by Athol Fugard. Fugard’s play depicts the plight of one family, a country in ruin and its inherited misery. Photo Je’nine May.

Far Away

A feast of thespian delightsShoko Yoshimura directed an extract from Far Away by Caryl Churchill. Churchill’s dystopian piece takes place in a world where everything is at war and permeated by fear. Photo Je’nine May.

Double Vision

A feast of thespian delightsDara Beth directed an extract from Double Vision by Women’s Theatre Group. Two women meet and unpack the political and the personal. How do they change themselves? How do they change the world? Photo Je’nine May.

Boesman and Lena

A feast of thespian delightsNamisa Mdlalose presented an extract from Boesman and Lena, written by Athol Fugard. As a man and a woman struggle through the walk from one town to another, Fugard demonstrates apartheid’s legacy within personal lives.Photo Je’nine May.

Compiled Kate-Lyn Moore

Original story: http://www.uct.ac.za/dailynews/?id=9903