The New Age (Gauteng) - - GAUTENG NEWS -

TO­DAY One ONE catches a mo­ment of a man re­flect­ing on a jour­ney, which leads him to his mo­ment of reck­on­ing. Ben­nie is a story teller. He calls upon The Woman in the Wind for her telling tales. His story drib­bles metaphors across the floor with dance act­ing and film. Star­ring Nyaniso Dzedze and ac­com­pa­nied by a tal­ented group of dancers, di­rected by Yana Seidl, this piece prom­ises to be a feast for the senses. Tick­ets R15, 1.15pm, Wits Theatre Com­plex Prophecy THIS mul­ti­dis­ci­plinary pro­duc­tion per­son­i­fies the South African Con­sti­tu­tion as a men­tally ill pa­tient in a psy­chi­atric hos­pi­tal. Doc­tors strug­gle to di­ag­nose the dis­or­der. Prophecy speaks to the South African fu­ture. It is di­rected by Moeketsi Kgo­tle and de­vised in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the cast. Tick­ets from R55, 6pm, Wits Nun­nery, Braam­fontein Leo Sayer Live in Con­cert FOL­LOW­ING sell out per­for­mances across the world in 2015 and 2016, Grammy award-win­ning, in­ter­na­tional chart-top­ping, Bri­tish mu­sic legend Leo Sayer is re­turn­ing to South Africa for the first time in 30 years. Known the world over for his army of hits which in­clude Thun­der In My Heart, Moon­light­ing, One Man Band, I Can’t Stop Lov­ing You and the transat­lantic num­ber ones, When I Need You and You Make Me Feel Like Danc­ing, Leo is ex­cited to be back in Johannesburg and look­ing for­ward to giv­ing his au­di­ence an high en­ergy con­cert of his much loved great­est hits. With 16 hit al­bums and 26 hit sin­gles to his credit, Leo Sayer is one of the most suc­cess­ful acts the UK has ever pro­duced and re­mains hugely pop­u­lar world­wide. Tick­ets from R495, 8pm, Mon­te­casino TO­MOR­ROW Cor­ner Bree & Eloff COR­NER Bree & Eloff uses sar­casm and metaphor­i­cal el­e­ments to re­flect on our daily cur­rent af­fairs, to speak truth to power and to ques­tion and con­front God. Zondi, the home­less man who has lost ev­ery­thing, finds him­self on the streets of Jozi sleep­ing on cold and some­times wet con­crete pave­ments with­out real food, only his favourite food “glue”, which trans­ports him to dif­fer­ent places. Tick­ets from R55, 5.30pm, Wits Theatre Com­plex, Braam­fontein 24 Hours in the City IT’S al­most time for POP Art’s sixth birth­day cel­e­bra­tion and that means only one thing – it’s time for the 7th an­nual 24 Hours In the City play fes­ti­val. Six writ­ers, six di­rec­tors, and 24 ac­tors get to­gether and make six all new short plays in 24 hours. It’s one night only and one chance to see what the best in Joburg theatre-mak­ers can make in just a day. It’s al­ways mad­ness, al­ways may­hem, al­ways fun and al­ways great en­ter­tain­ment. Tick­ets R100, 8pm, The Mar­ket Theatre, New­town The Wits Trio THE Wits Trio are three fine mu­si­cians who are rapidly gain­ing a de­voted fol­low­ing. Zanta Hofmeyr is a prod­uct of the Juil­liard School of Mu­sic, Mal­colm Nay is an as­so­ciate pro­fes­sor at the Wits Mu­sic School and Pol­ish-born Ma­ciej Lacny is for­merly of the Cra­cow Quar­tet. This evening’s pro­gramme in­cludes trios by Schu­bert, Aren­sky Beethoven. Tick­ets from R180, 8pm, Lin­der Au­di­to­rium, St An­drews Road, Park­town SUN­DAY The Cau­casian Chalk Cir­cle THE Cau­casian Chalk Cir­cle, by the Ger­man play­wright Ber­tolt Brecht is a para­ble about a peas­ant girl who res­cues a baby and be­comes a bet­ter par­ent than its wealthy mother. The play, writ­ten in 1944, is now con­sid­ered one of Brecht’s most cel­e­brated works and is one of the most reg­u­larly per­formed Ger­man plays. The story has lost none of its power nor has its themes lost their rel­e­vance for a con­tem­po­rary au­di­ence. The chal­lenge with any stag­ing of the play is to make it ac­ces­si­ble to those who have lit­tle ex­pe­ri­ence of Brecht’s bril­liant body of work. Fea­tur­ing a stel­lar cast in­clud­ing Aubrey Poo, Izak Davel, Nyeleti Ndubane, Néka Da Costa, Jac­ques Wol­marans, Sim­pho Mathe­jwa, Mimi Mahlasela, Koketso Motl­ha­bane, The Cau­casian Chalk Cir­cle is set in a play-within-a-play struc­ture, which helps pro­mote the use of Brecht’s epic theatre tech­niques. Tick­ets from R100, shows at 11am, 3pm and 8pm, Joburg Theatre, Braam­fontein

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