On the Boards
RED EARTH – Catch the last performance today at 7.30pm at the Theatre Arts Admin Collective (cnr Milton Road and Wesley Street, Observatory) about the Xhosa prophet Nongqawuse. Tickets R40. The production is a collaboration between Dutch puppet theatre company Speeltheater Holland and Joburg’s Laway Theatre Company. Find out more today at 3.30pm at a lecture about the project. Tickets R20. Tickets for both at the door.
THE MAYAPURIS – this renowned kirtan band will do one performance on Thursday (December 15) at 8pm, at the Joseph Stone Auditorium in Athlone. Kirtan – also known as Sankirtan– is Sanskrit for “to repeat”. It is a fusion of chanting of hymns or mantras, accompanied by instruments such as the harmonium and tablas. Tickets R80. To book call 072 210 3859, 084 567 0567 or 074 800 4240.
THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER – the Lilliput Players are staging this classic fairy tale at the Hillsong Church in Century City (next to Ratanga Junction). It is on until December 24 at 10.30am (Monday to Saturday). Kids get sweeties – handed out by Father Christmas. Lilliput is doing a toy collection for underprivileged children, so bring along a toy if you can. Tickets cost R40. Bookings from Computicket at 0861 915 8000 or at the door.
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