A series of unfortunate events

2011-03-01 00:00

GRANT Jacobs’s delightful new one-hander, PaperBoy, which I caught at the Musho Festival of One and Two-hander Theatre at the Catalina Theatre in January, will be performed at Seabrooke’s Theatre at Durban High School at 7.30 pm from March 3 to March 6.

Directed by Liam Magner of Neon Anthems fame, PaperBoy tells the story of young Bobby Jones, a newspaper delivery boy with big dreams.

Bobby delivers papers to help his father, who is in a wheelchair, keep a roof over their heads, and is alternatively pitied and bullied by people in his community, many of whom believe he is on a road to nowhere.

When he accidentally knocks over a vase containing the ashes of the late Mrs Moodley, it sets in train a series of unfortunate — and funny — events, which see Bobby breaking into houses; trying to win the girl of his dreams, Tracy Summers; and finding inventive ways of meeting his mother, the actress Suzie Samuels, who he has never seen.

PaperBoy makes use of plenty of props and costumes to portray the colourful characters who live around Bobby’s home — and is a show well worth taking the time to see.

Tickets are R50 and can be booked at 031 277 1500 or via e-mail at seabrookes@durbanhighschool.co.za

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