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Plett Fringe Festival 2015 

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Start Date: 25 June, 2015
End Date: 29 June, 2015

PLETT FRINGE COMBINES CREATIVE ARTS AND DRAMA PRESENTED BY KIDS OF KURLAND AT THE 2015 PLETT MAD FESTIVAL

The third annual Plett Fringe will be entertaining Plett with timeless classics, award-winning performances and memorable musical acts at The White House Theatre for five exciting days of music, art and drama between 25 and 29 June at the Plett Fringe Festival during Plett MAD.

 

fringe-mother-ofallThursday, 25 June, 19h00 – MOTHER OF ALL EATING

Written by renowned South African writer Zakes Mda, this elegant production explores the culture of corruption, expressed as ‘eating’. In the two-man play, the corrupt government official, the Man, and his conscience are directed superbly in a tale about tender corruption, avarice and excessive opulence. A morality play, it shows the tragic effects of unbridled greed and the abrupt end of a life spent “overeating”. It has played to audiences in Southern Africa and overseas, and has proved perennially popular and relevant. The play has been described as a “timeless classic”.

Tickets: R100

 

 

fringe-underminedFriday, 26 June, 19h00 – UNDERMINED

This vibrant and engrossing play is directed by multi-award winner Tara Notcutt and choreographed and acted by a superb professional crew and cast.  It was acclaimed at the 2014 National Arts Festival, was awarded a Standard Bank Ovation Award and invited to perform at the International Fringe Festival in Australia, from where it recently returned. The true story tells of one man with a remarkable gift, not an unmixed blessing. Through song and spellbinding storytelling we follow Madlebe as he leaves Mozambique for the mines of Jozi. A joyous production of hope, persistence and an unexpected hero, this is storytelling at its most exciting.

Tickets: R100 

 

fringe-IlifaSaturday, 27 June, 11h00 – ILIFA (THE INHERITANCE)

Lunchbox Theatre brings you an interactive and entertaining family play about self-discovery and a great inheritance. When Themba loses his grandfather he sets off on an eventful search for the huge inheritance that has been promised to him. His mind firmly fixed on the wealth that is coming his way, he searches for the magical Mzantsi Tree where his treasure is being kept safe for him.The show premiered on the Main Program of the 2014 Grahamstown National Arts Festival and has recently returned from a very successful performance at the Harare International Festival of the Arts in Zimbabwe.

Tickets: adults R65, children R50.

 

fringe-bar-noneSaturday, 27 June, 19h00 – BAR NONE

Bar None tells the funny yet poignant story of a family who has run a bar in New York city for decades. This charming musical romance will transport you to a happy place, filled with nostalgia, laughter and the occasional tear. The acclaimed cast of Alex and Lucy Tops combine old-time story telling with the music of past times, including memorable songs such as  Baby It’s Cold Outside, I Got Rhythm, Mr Bojangles, Piano Man and many more. At the end of this show you may just find you want to stay right there in the theatre, in a comfort zone.

Tickets: R100

 

  

fringe-borderlineSunday, 28 June, 19h00 – BORDERLINE

This one-man show combines comedy, music and drama in the story of van Heerden, a naïve Afrikaner conscripted in 1976, His experiences present him with new questions (Is this worth fighting for? Will she wait for me?) and he discovers a passion for music. Only his transistor radio and his sacred Beatles songbook get him through the physical humiliation and moral uncertainties of each day. Pierre van Heerden is a remarkable vocal artist and comedian, and is well-known for his roles in Cats, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Chicago and The Lion King. He shines in this rite-of-passage production, inspired by real-live events. 

Tickets: R100

  

nik-rabinowitz-effMonday, 29 June, 19h00 – WHAT THE EFF?

As a South African, you might ask, ‘What the F?’ every now and again, or even very frequently. Nik Rabinowitz thinks a more relevant question is “What the EFF?” We know that feeling. You’re about to enjoy one of life’s great pleasures – dinner in front of the TV, and then – loadshedding. Or you return to where you parked your car, and find only an empty space.   Whether it’s the robots that haven’t worked for so long that drivers are confused when they do work, politicians in parliament in Pep Store overalls, hard hats and Italian shoes…at some point you’re going to ask yourself, “What the EFF?”.  Fortunately the outstanding South African comedian Nik Rabinowitz is here to answer the question.  Or maybe not answer it so much as shake it a bit, and see what falls out. 

Tickets: R150

 

THE WHITE HOUSE OPENS AT 18H00 EACH EVENING WITH LIVE MUSIC, LIGHT SNACKS FOR SALE AND A CASH BAR.  PERFORMANCES COMMENCE PROMPTLY AT 19H00.