Top Dutch performers at Musho!

2014-01-16 00:00

THE Dutch will have a strong presence at this year’s Musho! International Festival of One- and Two-Hander Theatre in Durban again this year with two productions.

At noon on Saturday, January 18 and again on Sunday, January 19 theatre-goers can see Freeze!, in which performance artist Nick Steur creates a minimal, beautiful and breakable installation outside the Catalina Theatre in Wilson’s Wharf.

On Sunday at 6 pm is Dette in Africa, a show billed as a “stand-up economy”, performed by award-winning actor Dette Glas­houwer, who will also be conducting a master-class on Monday, January 20 about translating ideas into action.

The Dutch productions are being staged at Musho! thanks to the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Also embedded in the festival are two sessions of Musho! with a Twist, a programme that showcases work that has been created through the Twist Development initiative, which is sponsored by the NLDTF (National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund) and the KZN Department of Arts and Culture.

In addition, Musho! will be staging two productions under the umbrella of the new director’s development project, which is supported by the Arts and Culture Trust.

These productions are The Crook’s Eye, written by Mthokozisi Zulu who was mentored by Daisy Spencer and Back to Night under the Street Poles by Wiseman Mncube, who was mentored by Roel Twijnstra.

The Crook’s Eye, which can be seen at 4 pm on Saturday, is a drama that looks into the life of a man who is tired of crime and devotes his time to preparing to meet the crook’s eye and walk away undefeated by it.

Back To Night Under The Street Poles, which is being staged at 4 pm on Sunday, tells the story of a woman, who, on the day that she is getting her freedom back, is afraid to walk out of jail.

All Musho! shows are R50 per ticket, with concession tickets going for R30. There are also all-day Saturday and Sunday tickets for R100. Book at Computicket.

Tickets for Musho! with a Twist and New Director’s Development Productions are on a pay-what-you-can donation basis.

To secure a place at the master-class on Monday, from 10 am to noon, contact Inquiries: www.musho­

— Arts Editor.


• January 16, 8 pm: Dear Breeder, musical comedy written and performed by Karen Logan and Kasia Vosloo.

• January 17, 6 pm: White Christmas, a bittersweet tragic-comedy by Clinton Marius, performed by Marco Kotze.

• January 17, 8 pm: Meze, Mira and Make-Up, a hilarious one-woman show about an adolescent Greek girl growing up against the grain.

• January 18

12 noon: Freez e by performance artist Nick Steur.

2 pm: Musho! with a Twist part one.

4 pm: The Crook’s Eye, written and directed by Mthokozisi Zulu.

6 pm: The Shoe Man by Samson Mlambo, which looks at the challenges of a young man in South Africa.

8 pm: The God Complex by Sylvaine Strike and Daniel Buckland, which uses comedy and visual theatre to turn omnipotence and omniscience on their head.

• January 19

12 noon: Freez e by performance artist Nick Steur.

2 pm: Musho! with a Twist part two.

4 pm: Back To Night Under The Street Poles written and directed by Wiseman Mncube.

6 pm: Dette in Africa.

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