Mans’s 2 Funny

Man’s 2 Funny

Johannesburg-born, Cape Town-based stand-up comedian Eureka Nkese is bringing the funny home with an exclusive one night only performance of his brand new comedy special: Man’s 2 Funny at the Joburg Theatre this Freedom Day.

This natural storyteller and funnyman is set to tour South Africa with Man’s 2 Funny, proving to audiences why he is one of SA’s funniest acts to watch this year.

A seasoned performer, Eureka’s style of comedy is described as topical and observational, poking fun at everyday life with jokes that everyone from all walks of life can relate to.

For Eureka, who was nominated for a South African Comics’ Choice award, it’s his third comedy special to tour around the country the show will deliver hilarious punchlines and an insightful view of South African culture.

ABOUT EUREKA NKESE

Eureka Nkese is one of the brightest rising stars in South African comedy. The stand-up comedian has almost a decade of experience performing on stage and on-screen. He has presented a television show on SABC1, performed on Comedy Central Africa and opened for some of the best comedians in South Africa such as Nik Rabinowitz, Loyiso Gola and Skhumba Hlophe. Eureka has self-produced two one man specials and other comedy events such as KAK TALKS at Arts festivals and venues all over the country. This talented comedian is high demand as an MC and headliner at comedy shows. A skilled performer equipped with his infectious laugh and sharp-witted jokes Eureka will be a memorable addition to your event. Eureka’s unique talents will have everyone laughing and wanting more.

Follow Eureka on social media:

Twitter: @eureka2funny.

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/eurekankese

For more details about Eureka’s upcoming projects visit: www.eurekankese.co.za

 

 

 

Source: joburgtheatre.com

Meet Me At Dawn

Meet Me At Dawn

Television actresses Pamela Nomvete and Natasha Sutherland who have stayed firm favourites among TV audiences for the past two decades will star at the Market Theatre in the South African premier of Meet me at Dawn directed by the Sophie Mgcina Best Emerging Voice 2015 recipient Lesedi Job.

Inspired by Orpheus’s desperate reclamation of his wife Eurydice from the underworld, Meet Me at Dawn is written by the award-winning British playwright Zinnie Harris. It premiered in the Traverse Theatre at the Edinburgh International Festival in August 2017.

Unflinchingly honest and tenderly lyrical, Meet Me at Dawn is a fable exploring the triumph of everyday love, the mystery of grief, and the temptation to become lost in a fantasy future that will never be. Two women wash up on a distant shore following a violent boating accident. Dazed by their experience, they look for a path home. But they discover that this unfamiliar land is not what it seems – and that, though they may be together, they have never been further apart.

The director of Meet Me at Dawn, Lesedi Job, is the fourth recipient of the Sophie Mgcina Best Emerging Award. She made her directorial debut with When Swallows Cry at the Market Theatre in 2017. Meet Me at Dawn is supported by an all-women design and production team headed by Hailey Kingston in her role as production manager and set designer. Lighting designer Nomvula Molepo who has lit more than 100 productions, award-winning costume designer Karabo Legoabe–Mtshali and stage managers Motlalepula Makhate and Malebo Mokoto will support Lesedi Job’s vision to make Meet Me at Dawn another riveting and emotional rollercoaster that will leave audiences gasping for their loved ones.

Meet Me at Dawn opened at the Market Theatre on Friday 16 March 2018 to Sunday 15 April 2018.

 

Source: markettheatre.co.za.

A Theatre Must See, Mount Havilah.

 

A Theatre Must See, Mount Havilah.

 

Mount Havilah is a story that portrays a deep inner part of an astral life. It draws a mental realm in the mind of an audience and takes them on an epic adventure. It creates a whole new world that exists within and outside the existing world, yet language and culture remains the same.

 

Mount Havilah was written and directed by Thabo Ramaine, a theatre practitioner who has been driving the art of theatre for years now. The play was first presented by the Mythology Theatre Foundation where Ramaine is a founding member, formally founded in 2016, and has gone on to win several awards and competitions in Gauteng.

 

In the story, a young man by the name of “Jehu”, is anointed and released to a place called Mount Havilah, he is declared as the chosen warrior that must be sent to find the three secret scrolls that need to be restored back to the village called Gihon. In his Journey he discovers a place where long lost souls are trapped and corpses are mummified. He feels a sense of having to awaken them back to life.

Curtains open at the Joburg Theatre 29 March 2018 – 1 April 2018.

 

Source: Joburg Theatre

 

Tswalo

 

From the multi award-winning theatre duo comes Tswalo – a celebration of the art of solo performance.

 

Through poetry and physical storytelling Tswalo interrogates the rules that govern life on earth such as power, creation, politics, connection, and intuition. The work undoubtedly begs the introspective question of being, becoming and unbecoming. The performer, Billy Langa’s expression of his spiritual “source” gives the audiences the baton to walk through their own paradigm of ontology through poetry, prose and powerful physical performance, also furnish us with the skill for deep meditation.

 

 

Tswalo is the winner of the Fresh Performer Award and Cape Town Fringe Fresh Creative Award for Directing.

 

Tswalo, double Cape Town Fringe Award winner, is a body of poems constructed to fragment a narrative that is carried by both physicality and Voice. It is placed in a timeless space of existence, which explores the primary themes of being, chaos and beauty, blood and birth, love and war in the same frame.

 

 

This multi award-winning production has played to sold out houses and received great reviews and rapturous responses, “This is what theatre should, and can be.”- Weekend Special.

“Mystical made manifest “-The Critter,

“World-Class performance…”- theatre sceneCT and “Tswalo is intelligent theatre”- artscomments.

Tswalo was originally created as a dance piece in 2013, the work went into a development phase in 2016 which resulted as a piece of total theatre that combines movement, song and poetry to develop a new distinct theatrical language as a way of reconstructing and deconstructing the orthodox and traditional chronology of telling stories.

This delightful and masterful work is also published by Junkets Publisher; an independent not-for-profit publishing house in Cape Town that specialises in publishing high-quality books,

Tswalo is also published in the Time Sequence Series which is supported by The Arts & Culture Trust and is available for purchase.

Tswalo is Written and Performed by Billy Langa with Direction and Lighting design by Mahlatsi Mokgonyana in collaboration with Composer and Sound Designer John Withers.

Curtains open at Ramona Makhene Theatre 20 – 25 March 2018.

 

SOURCE:www.marketlab.co.za/tswalo