7 Deadly Sins. 7 writers. 7 new stories. Jemma Kahn and her irreverent side-kick (Roberto Pombo) return in ‘We Didn’t Come to Hell for the Croissants: Seven Deadly New Stories for Consenting Adults’, the eagerly anticipated sequel to the international cult hit ‘The Epicene Butcher’, with stories that seduce the sinless and astonish the immoral. It will be showing at the Alexander Upstairs from Monday to Saturday, December 14 to 19. It’s unmissable and definitely not for children. Unless you are an awful parent.
Kahn is a theatre maker based in Johannesburg. With a background in both fine art and theatre, Kahn concentrates on highly visual theatre, with particular interest in illustration and costume. She is best known for her one-woman kamishibai show ‘The Epicene Butcher’, which launched in Johannesburg in 2012 before travelling the globe. In 2014 she was an artist in residence at the Dutch Afrovibes festival. In 2015 she was one of the participating artists at the Johannesburg Pavillion, Venice Biennale.
Her performance credits include the lead in Jane Taylor’s ‘After Cardenio’, commissioned by Harvard scholar Stephen Greenblatt and hosted by GIPCA, her acclaimed kamishibai production ‘The Epicene Butcher’ and it’s sequel ‘We Didn’t Come to Hell for the Croissants’ directed by Lindiwe Matshikiza and ‘Amateur Hour!’ directed by John Trengove which was awarded second place for Best Theatre production at Fringe World 2014.
Roberto Pombo completed a four year Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dramatic Arts at the University of Witwatersrand in 2007. He has since furthered his studies graduating from the renowned Helikos International School of performance in Italy. In addition to creating and devising much of his own theatre work, he has featured in a number of commercials, and is currently working full time as a performer on a new motion capture animation series, ‘Silly Seasons’.
Acclaimed actress and director, Lindiwe Matshikiza, graduated from Rhodes University with an Honours Degree in Drama. As an actress, she has recently been seen on screen in the award winning South African Film, ‘Four Corners’, and on stage in the French co production- ‘SterCity’- which has toured the African continent in 2014. Her most recent directing credit, ‘The Donkey Child’, is a multimedia community theatre piece, which won major critical and audience acclaim.
The play is written by Tertius Kapp, Rosa Lyster, Lebogang Mogashoa, Nicholas Spagnoletti, Louis Viljoen and Justin Oswald.
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The Alexander Upstairs Theatre is situated on 76 Strand Street, Cape Town.