CT – Theatre Guide 2-8 Nov 2012

Bafunny Bafunny Comedy Show
After months of side-splitting training and laughable preparation, the group’s twelve stand-up comedians are going for gold, and as part of their nationwide, Olympic-themed ‘Rings of Fire’ tour, entertaining Mother City fans with three hysterical weekend performances are David Kau, David Kibuuka, Kagiso Lediga, Mpho Popps, Chris Forrest, Tumi Morake, Stuart Taylor, Deep Fried Man, Tats Nkonzo, Mark Banks, Nik Rabinowitz, Darren Maule.
2 – 4 November
Artscape Theatre, Tel: 086 03015

Auditions for Henrik  Ibsen’sHeddaGabler
While there is no nudity, and not much physical contact, the actors need to be comfortable with intimacy with other actors of both sexes. Psychological resilience is also important as the play explores the dark underbelly of society. The lead roles are for a man and a woman in their 30s. There are supporting roles for a woman, late 20s; a man, mid 30s; a fit, hearty man in his mid-50s; a woman, late 50s; a cameo role for a woman, 30s to 60s, and two silent roles for fit, well-built men who are comfortable being up a ladder.
7 November @ 2pm
57 Promenade Road, Lakeside, Tel: 083 6111419

Songs of Migration
This musical tribute, created by acclaimed trumpeter, Hugh Masekela, is inspired by the great trek from the village to the city, from traditional, communal and ancestral lands to the townships and the cities.
7 November – 11 November
R100 – R290
Artscape Opera House

Torchbearers is a rollercoaster epic saga told by the artist from South African townships and the South Wales valleys in a cross-cultural performance mixing drama, music, circus and dance.
8 – 10 November
Artscape Theatre

Day & Night – Cole Porter in Dance
After a sell-out season at the Montecasino Theatre in Johannesburg, the CTCB brings this smash hit production back to the Artscape stage.
Until 3 November
R110 – R130
Artscape Theatre

The Sewing Machine    
The English version of Rachelle Greeff’s hit play Die Naaimasjien – winner of four major theatre awards – comes home. This poignant play introduces us to the 82-year-old Magdaleen who sits in her old-age home, preparing to say goodbye to her sewing machine, her constant companion for more than 55 years.
Until 10 November
Golden Arrow Studio, Baxter Theatre, Tel: (021) 685 7880

TheatreSports is hilarious improvised comedy, it’s the high-octane, non-stop, laugh-a-minute show where you, the audience, decide on the show you’re going to see! It’s pure improvised theatre, performed by two teams of absurdly talented actors.  Each show is a once-off adventure of spontaneously invented scenes, stories and music, based entirely on your suggestions
Every Tuesday @ 8:30pm
R40 – R50
Kalk Bay Theatre, Tel: 072 9393351