Nicky Rebelo to enliven heady cocktail of Beethoven and Tolstoy

Nicky Rebelo to enliven heady cocktail of Beethoven and Tolstoy

Well known actor Nicky Rebelo can be seen in the one man show ‘The Kreutzer Sonata’ at the Alexander Bar from Monday to Saturday, September 15 to 20.
‘The Kreutzer Sonata’ is adapted from the 1889 novella by Leo Tolstoy, which was inspired by Beethoven’s sonata for piano and violin. On a train journey from the country to Moscow, Posdnicheff, a former court official of the Zemstvo, tells a gripping tale of love, lust, debauchery, marriage, jealousy and murder. The show premiered on the main at the 2014 National Arts Festival Grahamstown as part of The Season of Solo plays.

The Oscar Pistorius and Shrien Dewani murder trials are shocking reminders that South Africa has a female homicide rate six times the global average with half the women killed by an intimate partner. Tolstoy, widely considered as one of the world’s greatest novelists, gives a startling insight into the psychology behind the facade of love and lust of men.

Rebelo won the 1990 Dalro best actor award for his performance in The Market Theatre Production of Jaroslav Hlasek’s ‘The Good Soldier Sjvek’ and the 1995 Vita comedy award for his performance in Paul Slabolepsy’s ‘Heel Against The Head’, as well as winning a 2000 Vita best director award for ‘A Touch of Madness’. He recently directed ‘Long Street Nights’ for the Baxter Theatre and performed various roles in the 2014 Maynardville production of Shakespeare’s ‘Richard III’. His face is among the most well known in the local entertainment world after roles on such classic TV shows as ‘Louis Motors’, ‘The Big Time’ and ‘Shooting Stars’, as well as more recent fare like ‘Erfsondes’ and ‘Jacob’s Cross’.

Director Clare Stopford was the resident director at The Market Theatre from 1988 to 1989. She first directed Rebelo in ‘Walking Wounded’, presented at The Market and Baxter theatres in 1986, and then again in the Market Theatre production ‘The Heidi Chronicles in 1990’. Also She directed ‘Twelfth Night’ and ‘Romeo and Juliet’ for Maynardville in 2000. She presently teaches drama at the UCT drama department.

* Performances will take place at 7pm nightly.
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