Prepare for suspense

2018-10-23 06:01

Hurtling through the drenched night, Girl finds herself at the threshold of the last safe place she knows, hoping to find solace in the grandmother she remembers from her childhood­.

Instead, Gran has shut herself away, scared of the noises in the dark, suspicious of the knocks on the door and terrified of the things that lie just at the edge of the light.

This is the overall theme of a play taking place at the Alexander Bar, titled At the Edge of the Light.

Fresh from its run on the main programme at the 2018 National Arts Festival (NAF), the play will linger with you far beyond the curtain call. The production has been given four stars and is described as “nuanced”, “powerful”, “a salutary experience and noteworthy theatre” and “a terrific, suspenseful yarn”.

Writer and director Wynne Bredenkamp is a UCT graduate with distinction, with a BA in Theatre Making and Performance.

Co-winner of the Most Promising Student Writer Award from the NAF during her final year, she has gone on to create and produce her own work.

She won a Standard Bank Ovation Award at NAF for her first professional production, Salt, as well as a Pansa New Writing Award. Her personal portfolio includes Warrior Green, a post-apocalyptic tale for children about young eco-warriors, and At the Edge of the Light, first created under the Theatre Arts Admin Emerging Director’s Bursary and the mentorship of Tossie von Tonder.

V The play will be staged at the Alexander Bar from Monday 22 to Wednesday 24 October, then again on Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 October, and then again from Thursday 1 to Saturday 3 November at 21:00 nightly. Tickets cost R100 online and are available at www.alexanderbar.co.za.

Hurtling through the drenched night, Girl finds herself at the threshold of the last safe place she knows, hoping to find solace in the grandmother she remembers from her childhood­.

Instead, Gran has shut herself away, scared of the noises in the dark, suspicious of the knocks on the door and terrified of the things that lie just at the edge of the light.

This is the overall theme of a play taking place at the Alexander Bar, titled At the Edge of the Light.

Fresh from its run on the main programme at the 2018 National Arts Festival (NAF), the play will linger with you far beyond the curtain call. The production has been given four stars and is described as “nuanced”, “powerful”, “a salutary experience and noteworthy theatre” and “a terrific, suspenseful yarn”.

Writer and director Wynne Bredenkamp is a UCT graduate with distinction, with a BA in Theatre Making and Performance.

She won a Standard Bank Ovation Award at NAF for her first professional production, Salt, as well as a Pansa New Writing Award. Her personal portfolio includes Warrior Green, a post-apocalyptic tale for children about young eco-warriors, and At the Edge of the Light, first created under the Theatre Arts Admin Emerging Director’s Bursary and the mentorship of Tossie von Tonder.

V The play will be staged at the Alexander Bar from Monday 22 to Wednesday 24 October, then again on Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 October, and then again from Thursday 1 to Saturday 3 November at 21:00 nightly. Tickets cost R100 online and are available at www.alexanderbar.co.za.

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