‘The Kingmakers’ – a new, dark political comedy by award winning playwright Louis Viljoen – will be showing at The Alexander Upstairs Theatre on Strand Street from Monday, August 25, to Saturday, September 13.
The production follows a group of opposition-party strategists as they attempt to place a neutral party member in contention for leadership. After an internal power struggle leaves them out in the cold and on the fringes of the party, they come up with a plan to shape a seemingly ambition-less, but well-respected politician into a leader. With the help of a rising corporation seeking political clout and possible government contracts, the stage is set for a merciless power grab and perhaps a chance at revenge.
Written and directed by Viljoen, the award winning writer of the critically acclaimed plays ‘Champ’ and ‘The Frontiersmen’, ‘The Kingmakers’ is set in the familiar world of skulduggery, backstabbing, one-upmanship, disloyalty, blackmail and profiteering, otherwise known as South African politics. The three “heroes” spend their days making sure the system works for no one except the lucky few or the ones who can afford to do as they please. But after years of working in the dark and the cold, financially speaking, they conspire to get something for themselves, whether it be gold or power. Never mind the body count.
* Tickets are Tickets are R100, or R90 prepaid, which can be booked at alexanderbar.co.za/show/kingmakers.
You can also purchase tickets in person at the bar anytime during regular opening hours (Monday to Saturday, 11am to 1am).
For telephone bookings and for more information, call 021 300 1652.
The Alexander Bar & Café is situated on 76 Strand Street (Corner Loop), Cape Town CBD.