One-man play at St Anne’s

2011-01-27 00:00

TO coincide with the Grade 10 physical theatre residency at St Anne’s Diocesan College, the school will be hosting performances of Craig Morris’s one-man play Blood Orange in The Theatre on February 3, at 7.30 pm.

Speaking to The Witness, Lynn Chemaly, director of theatre at the Hilton school, said: “The performance of Blood Orange forms an important aspect of the residency; the girls get to see their teacher [Morris] as a professional performer, revealing the skills and expertise that he is teaching in their residency classes.”

Drama pupils will have four one-hour lessons with Morris, during which they will learn physical theatre and dance skills and technique, choreography creation and performance.

They will also work with him to create a work, which will be performed in The Theatre on February 4, at 7 pm. This performance is open to the public.

Morris, a founder member of The First Physical Theatre Com-pany, has performed his one-man shows Her o and Blood Orange at various venues around South Africa and appeared at St Anne’s last year with his newest one-hander, Backstory.

Blood Orange is based on the novel of the same name by Troy Blacklaws. Directed by Greig Coetzee (White Men With Weapons), the play tells the story of Gecko, a boy who has an oblique, out-of-synch way of seeing the world; of his childhood among the green hills of KwaZulu-Natal and of his schooldays in the Cape where the Simonsberg drinks the blood-orange sun at dusk.

I was lucky enough to catch this excellent production at Michaelhouse last year and highly recommend it.

Tickets for Blood Orange are R60 (R50 concessions). To book phone 033 343 6100.

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