On the Boards

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - GOODSTAGE -

A STEADY RAIN: Ac­tor Adrian Collins makes his di­rec­to­rial de­but with this Broad­way hit by Keith Huff. It is on at Alexan­der Up­stairs from Tues­day un­til Novem­ber 21, at 7pm and stars Ni­cholas Paul­ing and Brent Palmer. The “gritty, rich and en­tirely grip­ping noir tale of two Chicago po­lice of­fi­cers whose in­ner need to serve and pro­tect both con­sumes them and rips them apart” is sure to res­onate with au­di­ences in the wake of stu­dent upris­ings around the coun­try and po­lice in­ter­ven­tion. “The sub­ject of po­lice is al­ways a con­tentious is­sue whether it’s #FeesMustFall, Marikana or the Black Lives Mat­ter move­ment in the US,” muses Collins. “The play nat­u­rally res­onates with all th­ese but one does not have to push any of th­ese themes. This play fo­cuses on two ac­counts of the same story. Among many other things it’s about friend­ship and vi­o­lence and how we be­come de­sen­si­tised to them.” Tick­ets are R80-R90. Book­ings www.shows.alexan­der­bar.co.za or on 021 300 1652 or at venue. AN AU­DI­ENCE WITH PI­ETER-DIRK EISH! Uys is per­form­ing in his ac­claimed show at Theatre on the Bay, un­til Novem­ber 28. Boxes con­tain­ing dif­fer­ent char­ac­ters are laid out on the stage. The au­di­ence se­lects boxes and Uys per­forms ac­cord­ing to what’s re­vealed. No two shows are the same. Tick­ets: R110-R170. Book at Com­puticket/0861 915 8000/www.com­puticket.co.za or at the theatre 021 438 3300. AC­CEP­TANCE. Si­mona Mazza, a Rhodes hon­ours grad­u­ate, has writ­ten a play based on events last year in England, around the mul­ti­ple fil­i­cides (a par­ent killing his/her own child), by a South African-born woman who killed her three dis­abled chil­dren. It’s on at the Drostdy Teater in Stel­len­bosch from Novem­ber 11-15. Tick­ets R150. Book at www.drost­dyteater.co.za or call 071 931 9954. – Robyn Co­hen, co­henry@ne­tac­tive.co.za


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