The Alexander Bar will be showcasing the return of the original, South Africanised production of ‘Cock & Bull Story’ in the new week, from Monday, January 19, to Thursday, January 22, at 9pm nightly.
The play tells the story of Trav, an up-and-coming boxer on the verge of the big time, as he prepares for battle in the fight that could make his life-long dreams a reality. Jackie, his friend and coach, psyches him into fitness with grand illusions of a world of endless bodily pleasures and material spoils.
Trav’s zealous drive for power and glory leads to questionable conduct in the boxing ring. Although Jackie has little regard for the rules of the game, and is only concerned with winning, he is faced with a serious blow to his conscience: How far is too far?
Grappling with the subject of masculinity, male identity, sexuality, the function of violence and the boundaries of male friendship, they are forced to confront these issues in the confines of a locker room.
Featuring Rowan Studti as Trav and Richard Lothian as Jackie, the production is directed by Michael Kirch, the 2012 Fleur du Cap nominee as Best New Director for ‘Bench’ by Brent Palmer.
The play was originally written, directed and performed by Richard Zajdlic and Richard Crowe in 1985. This staging has been reworked to suit a South African context.
* Tickets can be purchased and reserved without payment online at shows.alexanderbar.co.za or, at the bar. 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.