Get ready for some drama

2016-04-27 06:00
STUDENTS acting in Red Riding Hood are from the left Mbuyiselo Nqodi, Lariska Knoetze, Lorenzo Dampies and Jani Marais. Photo: Willem Esterhuyse

STUDENTS acting in Red Riding Hood are from the left Mbuyiselo Nqodi, Lariska Knoetze, Lorenzo Dampies and Jani Marais. Photo: Willem Esterhuyse

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CLASSIC children’s stories get a new life through the Department of Drama and Theatre Arts of the University of the Free State (UFS).

Red Riding Hood is one of these stories and is a theatre production for all ages, aimed at entertaining a new generation of children with the same interesting elements Mom and Dad loved when they were young.

The Department of Drama and Theatre Arts will present this production over five days during May in the Scaena Rehearsal Room at the university’s main campus.

The on-stage production is a fresh retelling of the ageless classic.

It specifically aims at entertaining children with dancing, songs and hilarious interactive comedy.

Hard at work behind the scenes are the energetic talents of a vibrant group of drama students.

It is directed by Walter Strydom.

His previous productions include the 2015 production of Jack and the Beanstalk and Gouelokkies en die Drie Bere in 2016.

The play has fascinating elements brought to life by the characters, including Red Riding Hood and her hungry cat, the local woodcutter as well as grandmother.

Performance dates and times: ) Friday, 6 May: 11:00 and 18:00;
) Saturday, 7 May: 11:00;
Thursday, 12 May: 15:00;
Friday, 13 May: 11:00 and 18:00; ) Saturday, 14 May: 11:00.

  • Tickets are R25 per person and R20 per person for a group of ten or more. Tickets at Computicket (0861-915-8000).

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