It’s all at Evita se Per­ron

Visit Dar­ling dur­ing De­cem­ber and see South Africa’s most fa­mous white woman in ac­tion

Weekend Witness - - Arts -

DE­CEM­BER is the per­fect time to visit Dar­ling in the Western Cape and spend a stress-free, hi­lar­i­ous few hours at Evita se Per­ron.

Pi­eter-Dirk Uys will present seven dif­fer­ent shows dur­ing the fes­tive month, cov­er­ing ev­ery­thing from pre­elec­tion satire to Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion Day cel­e­bra­tions, Christ­mas magic and New Year pre­dic­tions. • Tan­nie Evita Praat Kak­tus — now in its 16th year, this re­vi­sion­ist his­tory of South Africa (in English) is a must for any vis­i­tor and a de­light for any lo­cal. • Des­per­ate First Ladies sees Uys present a cho­rus line of char­ac­ters, some real, some cre­ated and all in­spired by the unique fact of four first ladies and a lo­cal po­lit­i­cal cir­cus that takes the breath away. • Adapt or Fly shows the state of our na­tion 30 years af­ter Uys’s first one­man show Adapt or Dye. It played to packed houses through­out South Africa, so if you missed it, here’s your chance to catch up with what hap­pened yes­ter­day. • Icons and Aikonas is a com­edy spe­cially writ­ten for the Per­ron and re­flects those who were once lead­ers and those who are now states­men.

Led by Tan­nie Evita who be­lieves that we must know where we come from, so we can cel­e­brate where we are go­ing, char­ac­ters in­clude for­mer Nats suf­fer­ing from am­ne­sia, Ben­nie the bergie with a mis­sion to see Trevor Manuel as pres­i­dent, Win­nie Man­dela and her re­mark­able stay­ing power as the Mother of the Na­tion, Now­ell Fine con­fronting yet another kugel cri­sis, Mrs Mu- gabe singing her Bob’s praises, as well as a few new on­slaughts against the bat­tle­ments of Zuma’s Pri­vate Zu­lus­tan of Nkand­lakosweti. • Tan­nie Evita’s Xmas Tree cel­e­brates with Christ­mas cheer, funny hats, a song or two, and all the presents from Evita that our politi­cians ex­pect or dread com­ing their way this fes­tive sea­son. • Evita Says Good­bye 2013 can be shared those few days be­fore this year says a tired tot­siens, and we have a peep across the auld lang syne to 2014.

Evita se Per­ron is the ideal place to take your loved ones as a birth­day or Christ­mas treat, as a wel­come home from Aus­tralia, New Zealand, Canada, the United States of Amer­ica or Europe, or just for the fun of com­ing to a town called Dar­ling to see South Africa’s most fa­mous white woman in ac­tion.

Book­ing with Beryl is es­sen­tial at book­ings@evi ta.co.za or 022 492 3930. Check the web­site on www.evita.co.za for the full pro­gramme and make your choice.

Lunch is served from noon with the show at 2 pm, while evening shows start at 7 pm with din­ner at 8 pm. Ac­com­mo­da­tion is avail­able via Dar­ling Tourism at 022 492 3361 or www.dar­ling­tour ism.co.za — Arts Ed­i­tor.

PHOTO: STE­FAN HURTER

SHOWS EX­CLU­SIVE TO EVITA SE PER­RON DUR­ING DE­CEM­BER ARE: Adolf Hil­ter and Julius Malema in

PHOTO: CRISPIAN PLUN­KET

Tan­nie Evita.

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