‘I Love You’ well worth an­other watch

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - GOODMOTORING -

worked closely with the cre­ative team be­hind this pro­duc­tion. Di­rec­tion is by El­izma Baden­horst. The Jo­han­nes­burg theatre maker lec­tures at the Oak­fields Col­lege Fac­ulty of Dance and Mu­si­cal Theatre in Pre­to­ria – sim­i­lar to the Water­front Theatre School.

De­sign is by Niall Grif­fin who with the cast. In ad­di­tion to Grif­fin, the cast fea­tured Candice van Lit­sen­borgh, Shan­nyn Fourie and Roland Perold. How­ever, I loved the show so much I saw it twice and now look for­ward to see­ing it a third time.

The orig­i­nal cast wasn’t avail­able for this run. Van Lit­sen­borgh – who stole the show – is in re­hearsal for An­nie. Re­cently in Sweeney Todd, Van Lit­sen­borgh is at Alexan­der Up­stairs tonight at 9pm in the su­perb drama, Court.

I Love You is about the tra­vails of find­ing – or not find­ing – a mate: the joy, an­guish and heartache that comes with the ter­ri­tory. It’s funny, self-dep­re­cat­ing; ele­giac and wist­ful.

More than 52 char­ac­ters of all ages are de­picted. The use of clothes is in­ge­nious: how we project and present our­selves and con­ceal and re­veal as­pects of our char­ac­ters.

Grif­fin says that he has brought a fresh take to his de­sign for this pro­duc­tion, a “pop-art in­spired set and wardrobe”.

Tick­ets are R125-R250 at Com­puticket or the theatre on 021 438 3301.

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