Modern day identity explored in duo of productions

Modern day identity explored in duo of productions

The award winning Rust Co-Operative theatre company is currently showcasing two productions in repertory at the Intimate Theatre at UCT’s Hiddingh Drama Campus. The Afrikaans production ‘Tee’ and ‘Full Stops on Your Face (#FSOYF)’ can be seen at the venue until Saturday October 15, alternating at 7pm and 8.30pm every evening.

In ‘Tee’, three strangers are holed up in an abandoned room. Outside the world is collapsing and monsters are tracking them down. The three people don’t know each other, they don’t know where they are, and they can’t remember how and why the world started crumbling.

One woman is pregnant and obsessed with her lips, another woman constantly craves cigarettes and is suspected of being an annoying feminist, and a man clutches a bottle while wondering what it must feel like to have a womb.
As the monsters come ever closer, the strangers quickly turn on each other and eventually start to piece together why exactly the three of them were put together in that room.

Through this post-apocalyptic scenario, ‘Tee’ investigates contemporary Afrikaner identity. The piece explores people who find themselves on the edge of their own culture – people who experience the everyday violence of society and cultural expectations. It is inspired by Jean-Paul Sartre’s well-known existential play ‘No Exit’, as well as various characters from Henrik Ibsen’s oeuvre.

Written and directed by Philip Rademeyer and with design by Penelope Youngleson, the cast consists of three of Cape Town’s most exciting young actors – Carel Nel, Cintaine Schutte and Renata Redelinghuys.
‘Full Stops on Your Face (#FSOYF)’ is an action-drama that packs a serious punch and boasts an arsenal of high-octane weapons, snide comments and twenty-first century cynicism in one young woman’s fight to be acknowledged in the  male dominated world of vigilante heroics. The production is written, directed and designed by Youngleson and features Iman Isaacs as the young woman.

* Tickets are R70 (R60 students and pensioners). For R120 (R100 students and pensioners) you can see both productions on the same night.
For bookings, send an email to rustcooperative@gmail.com; or call 082 410 6996, or 083 378 8360. No under 16’s due to strong language.