The Kids of Kurland present the fourth annual Plett Fringe Festival at The White House Theatre in Plett this June.
Fringe Festivals exist throughout the world as havens for underground and emerging arts scenes. The Fringe concept was incubated in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Plett Fringe Festival is in its fourth year and 2016 has an exciting line-up. The Plett Fringe Festival provides a large economic and cultural boost for the community of Plett, and creates awareness of the Kids of Kurland charity.
Tickets available from The Old House Shop, Plettenberg Bay (from 1 June 2016) or Marie Hoadley on 083 657 9375. All shows are suitable for the entire family.
Adults: R120.00 ea
Children/students: R70.00 ea
Tickets can be purchased at The Old House Shop, Plett. Call 083 657 9375.
The Courtyard opens at 6pm each evening with live music, light snacks for sale and a cash bar.
Performances commence promptly at 19h00.
Whale Nation (Oom Schalk)
Saturday, 25 June, 7pm
Welcome back to David Muller with a wonderful double bill. Whale Nation is about the beloved marine icon, and David presents an elegant, mesmerising and realistic show about this gentle giant. Arts and Entertainment described his performance: without ever resorting to sentimentality, he is able to take his listeners to places of joy, delight and, conversely, pain… Whale season is on us, and this is the time to learn more about these creatures with the “largest brain ever created and a fifty-million-year smile”.
Oom Schalk will select two of Herman Charles Bosman’s favoured stories, so prepare yourself to be transported. David is a master and beloved proponent of the ancient art of story-telling. Sometimes humorous, sometimes sad, always wise, these stories can be told over and over, and David makes them seem fresh and new every time.
Camp Carrawalk (Lucy and Alex Tops)
Sunday, 26 June, 7pm
Howdy folks! Come and join us for comedy round the camp fire. It will be a whipcrackin’ hee-hawin’ knee slappin’ toe-tapping’ time that will leave you in stitches. Butch and Cassidy Carrawak take you on a ride with hilarious characters and popular country
A warm welcome to the pair who entertained us so wonderfully in 2015. We are exceptionally proud that this show, heading for the GAF, will premiere in Plettenberg Bay. Lucy’s flawless vocals and Alex’s quirky humour guarantee an evening of high-energy fun and laughter. Music.
A Man and a Dog (Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi)
Monday, 27 June, 7pm
The multi-talented Nhlanhla – his achievements too many to mention here – presents this beautiful play for which he was nominated for a Fleur du Cap award in 2006. The play has been extensively rewritten as he now sees the issues through the lens of life-experience and growing maturity. The revised version has been nominated for a Broadway World South Africa theatre award for the best lead actor in a play.
In 2015 he was awarded the 2015 Silver Ovation Winner for A Man and a Dog at the GAF. The play was described as a tour de force, and uses the oral tradition, music and physical theatre to tell a poignant story which touches all South Africans. This chance to see an acclaimed artist perform in a play which has received wide recognition and acclaim should not be missed.
A Great American Songbook (Roland Perold)
Tuesday, 28 June, 7pm
“A Great American Songbook”, the final production for the 2016 PPF, is embarking on a national tour after sell out houses at the GAF in 2015. Roland Perold, who is himself a composer of musicals, entertains from the piano as he explores repertoire from the golden age of American popular song. His cabaret includes works by composers such as Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington and Cole Porter. Roland blends his informal style with anecdotes and tidbits about the era and its many wonderful characters. After Roland’s success at the GAF, the press was warm in its praise. He reminds the youth of the great inspiration of some of the most talented musicians to ever live and rekindles memories for the older generation. His outstanding vocal skills left the audience in awe.”
This music genre is always a runaway success, so book early to see a great artist present great music.