Laduma for Van Graan

2009-05-27 21:40

Cape Town - The third edition in the satirical series by Mike van Graan, Bafana Republic 3: Penalty Shootout, comes to the Baxter.

Starring Lungi Pinda and directed by Mandla Mbothwe, the play is a satirical comedy about South Africa hosting the 2010 FIFA World Cup and the poor performances of the national football team.

The Bafana Republic brand received critical acclaim at the Franschhoek Literary Festival in May 2007 and was named Best One-Person Show at the 2007 South African Comedy Awards.

This play, the third in the series, continues the tradition of satirical humour Van Graan has become known for, with the usual wit, biting commentary and insights conveyed through a range of unique, yet recognisable, characters.

Van Graan has crafted himself a niche in South African theatre and his play, His Brothers in Blood will be performed at the Market Theatre from the end of May, and recently his Bafana Republic 2: Extra Time was performed at the Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA) to sold-out houses.

His new trilogy of plays which is inspired by the HIV/Aids pandemic and the "genocide of neglect and denialism", Iago's Last Dance, will premiere on the main programme of the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown in July.

Bafana Republic 3: Penalty Shootout runs from June 2 until June 27 in the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio (formerly Sanlam Studio) at 20:15 nightly. Tickets can be booked at Computicket.

Read more on:    computicket  |  fifa  |  national arts festival  |  fifa world cup  |  grahamstown  |  south africa  |  soccer world cup  |  football

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