Tonight is the opening night of Lady Luck at The Intimate Theatre in Gardens.
It’s a proudly South African play written by Marlisa Doubell, directed by award-winning Yvonne Copley and brought to you by Sugar-daddy Theatre Co.
The synopsis is as follows:
Set in the seedy underbelly of Cape Town, exotic dancer, Lisa (Sabine Palfi), tries to pick up the pieces of her broken heart.
Things soon spiral out of control and she finds herself thrust into a dangerous love triangle with Dean (Bjorn Steinbach), her explosive former fiancé, and his Greek boss, Nic (Aidan Whytock), a seductive mobster…
From left to right: Bjorn Steinback as Dean, Sabine Palfi as Lisa & Aidan Whytock as Nic
As you can see, it’s a bit of a saucy storyline. So no under 18s are allowed. But if saucy is right up your alley (and you know it is ), here’s all the important deets you need to know to reserve your seat:
- When: Wed 15 May to Sat 25 May (excluding Sun/Mon)
- Venue: Intimate Theatre, UCT Hiddingh Campus, 37 Orange Street
- Time: 8pm
- Tickets: R80 (students/pensioners/SAGA members R70). If you buy more than 10 tickets online, you can also get them for R70 AND on Tue 21 May, they’re doing a “half price Tuesday” special where you’ll only pay R40. Get your tickets from Computicket over here. Some stand-by tickets will also be available at the door (at full price only), but I’d say it’s better to plan ahead in case there are no spots left. Plus, Computicket has enabled the “print at home” option for this event, which means no queuing. Love it.
See you at the theatre folks.
Next Wed, 18 Apr sees the opening of LINE at the Little Theatre in Orange St.
LINE is a one act comedy by acclaimed Jewish-American playwright Israel Horovitz (who has written over 70 plays during his career!). This specific play of his owns the title of being the longest running play in New York and it has already been staged in a whopping 25 countries & translated into 35 languages. This will however be the first time that Capetonians get to experience it first hand.
So what exactly is it about? Well the play is basically about 5 people waiting in a queue. None of them seem to know what exactly they are waiting for, but they are all desperate to get first in line. Things really heat up as the audience gets you watch them trying to “outwit, outplay, outlast” (my own little Survivor take ) each other to try get ahead.
Leon Clingman plays ‘Flemming’, a dim-witted baseball fan. ‘Stephen’, played by Bjorn Steinbach, is the flamboyant ‘wanna-be’ genius who always seems to get first in line. Marlisa Doubell portrays ‘Molly’, a woman who uses her sexuality to get ahead, while Gavin Werner plays her tormented husband, ‘Arnall’. The shady ‘Dolan’ is played by Aidan Whytock and award-winning director Yvonne Copley heads up the team as director.
Other important info:
- Venue: Little Theatre, Orange Street, Cape Town
- Dates: 18-28 April 2012 @ 8pm. (Matinee 21st & 28th @ 3pm)
- Price: R80 (Students/Pensioners R60)
- Tickets: Available through Computicket here
Not yet totally sold on it… then watch this litte promo video to entice you a little more…
My ticket’s already booked for Fri the 20th. See you guys there!